Re: [PATCH 4/5] HSI: nokia-modem: drop support for disabled pm

From: Sebastian Reichel
Date: Sun Jan 31 2016 - 11:11:48 EST


On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 12:24:34PM +0100, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Sunday 31 January 2016 02:19:46 Sebastian Reichel wrote:
> > Disabled power management means, that the driver can only be
> > used together with further out-of-tree kernel patches. There
> > is no reason to support this in the mainline kernel and not
> > having support for it means, that userspace can automatically
> > detect if we are running kernel based power management.
> I'm against this change. It will break support for (patched) Maemo and
> proprietary Nokia sscd modem daemon.

Do you have some links for this? So far my assumption was, that sscd
requires /sys/devices/platform/gpio-switch, so you either need to
patch sscd somehow, or patch the kernel to provide gpio-switch, or
provide some kind of userspace wrapper.

> Also you can export GPIOs manually via sysfs and touch that state. Which
> means that you can do power management with mainline kernel even if you
> set

Yeah... You export GPIOs manually. Did you actually try this? You
will end up with exactly the same result as, just
with a few less symlinks. Also you have to make sure, that you
actually exported the right gpios, since the global gpio number is
dependent on the gpio-controller registration order.

> So please drop this patch.

Please provide facts, that Maemo can use pm=0 without additional
kernel patches and does not work with pm=1.

-- Sebastian

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