[PATCH v2] clocksource: arm_global_timer: fix suspend resume
santosh.shilimkar at oracle.com
Fri Nov 20 10:52:00 PST 2015
On 11/20/2015 10:46 AM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
> On 20/11/15 18:35, Grygorii Strashko wrote:
>> Hi Santosh,
>> On 11/20/2015 07:23 PM, santosh shilimkar wrote:
>>> + Thomas, Marc
>>> On 11/20/2015 5:57 AM, Grygorii Strashko wrote:
>>>> Now the System stall is observed on TI AM437x based board
>>>> (am437x-gp-evm) during resuming from System suspend when ARM Global
>>>> timer is selected as clocksource device - SysRq are working, but
>>>> nothing else. The reason of stall is that ARM Global timer loses its
>>>> The reason of stall is that ARM Global timer loses its contexts during
>>>> System suspend:
>>>> GT_CONTROL.TIMER_ENABLE = 0 (unbanked)
>>>> GT_COUNTERx = 0
>>>> Hence, update ARM Global timer driver to reflect above behaviour
>>>> - re-enable ARM Global timer on resume GT_CONTROL.TIMER_ENABLE = 1
>>>> - ensure clocksource and clockevent devices have coresponding flags
>>>> (CLOCK_SOURCE_SUSPEND_NONSTOP and CLOCK_EVT_FEAT_C3STOP) set
>>>> depending on presence of "always-on" DT property.
>>> Something which loses context in low power states can't be
>>> called "always-on"
>> Sry, it's kinda new area for me and I could make mistakes.
>> While working on this patch I've:
>> - re-used implementation from ARM arch timer
>> commit 82a5619410d4c4df65c04272db198eca5a867c18
>> Author: Lorenzo Pieralisi <lorenzo.pieralisi at arm.com>
>> Date: Tue Apr 8 10:04:32 2014 +0100
>> clocksource: arch_arm_timer: Fix age-old arch timer C3STOP detection issue
> This patch has a very specific purpose: instructing the core code that
> this timer will never stop ticking, ever. It is really targeted at
> virtual machines, whose timer is backed by the host timer, even when the
> VM is not running.
> Using it on actual hardware is may not be the best idea, specially in
> the presence of PM.
Exactly. Thanks for clarifying the commit Marc.
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