[PATCH 0/3] PCI: rockchip: assert PERST# in S3

Brian Norris briannorris at chromium.org
Fri Oct 13 17:06:48 PDT 2017

Hi Bjorn,

One piece of information to add:

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:27 PM, Brian Norris <briannorris at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:15:23PM -0500, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > Is this a hole in those specs?  Is this something that needs to be
> > clarified by the PCI-SIG to improve interoperability?
> After re-re-reading the specifications, I'm more convinced that the
> first Wifi vendor got it wrong. I also don't trust them to get many
> things right in general, so this is pretty much par for the course.
> The only things I can suggest:
> * "main power" is never defined, as far as I can tell. So "main" and
>   "auxiliary" power don't have much meaning for many M.2 cards, and so
>   I end up reading much of the spec with a grain of salt

This part is where the first vendor seems to disagree. They claim that
because power is not switched off, PERST# can remain asserted or
deasserted -- whichever leads to least power consumption. (i.e., they
don't consider they need to follow the parts that describe "when
removing main power" (e.g., in S3) we must assert PERST#.

> * S3 is never defined in the PCIe Card EM spec, but it's thrown around a
>   few times
> * if possible, the PCIe base spec should mention something about the
>   fundamental reset which is expected with an L2 transition. It's not
>   clear what to do if you don't want to switch off power completely (and
>   so enter L3), but you also don't have "auxiliary" power


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