Re: [PATCH] mmc: sdhci-of-at91: fix wakeup issue when using runtime pm
From: Ulf Hansson
Date: Tue Mar 08 2016 - 16:56:44 EST
On 8 March 2016 at 22:54, Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 4 March 2016 at 14:48, Ludovic Desroches <ludovic.desroches@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi Ulf,
>> On Fri, Mar 04, 2016 at 10:09:37AM +0100, Ulf Hansson wrote:
>>> On 17 February 2016 at 11:35, Ludovic Desroches
>>> > I am wondering if I should take account of sdio irq enabled or not here.
>>> > I have a sdio device which drives me crazy because of power management.
>>> > The driver of this device is in staging, it is wilc1000. It seems that I
>>> > am stuck because the sdio irq are not received. If I don't disable the
>>> > clock of the controller (hclock), I should receive the sdio IRQ as I
>>> > receive card detect ones, isn't it?
>>> > It doesn't work, it seems I have also to not disabled mainck and gck
>>> > which are clocks needed to generate the clock sent to the sdio device.
>>> > If none of the clocks have to be disabled, where it has to be managed?
>>> That's a typical issue for SDIO IRQs, especially when the controller
>>> HW manages IRQs (there are other ways to deal with SDIO IRQs as well).
>>> Currently, the simplest way to deal with this in the driver is to do a
>>> pm_runtime_get_sync() when the SDIO IRQ gets enabled, and
>>> pm_runtime_put() when it gets disabled.
>> Which driver? sdio device driver or controller driver?
> In the mmc controller driver.
>>> > Do I have to anticipate this use case in the driver of my sdhci
>>> > controller or does it have to be managed in the sdio device driver? They
>>> > are using sdio_claim/release_host to suspend or resume the host but
>>> > maybe they use it in a bad way.
>>> The wilc100 SDIO func driver should *not* keep the host claimed to
>>> deal with SDIO irqs. Only when it configures them.
>>> Instead, you need to deal with this in the sdhci driver, when you get
>>> the call to enable/disable SDIO IRQs.
>> Do you mean in sdhci_enable_sdio_irq?
> I am not sure exactly where to check. As it may be depending on the
> sdhci variant and the SoC you probably need to deal with this in
> non-common sdhci code.
>>> Moreover, from a system PM point of view. If the wilc100 SDIO func
>>> driver wants the platform to wake up on SDIO IRQs, it needs to set
>>> MMC_PM_KEEP_POWER and MMC_PM_WAKE_SDIO_IRQ from its ->suspend()
>>> In that way, your sdhci driver can act accordingly from its system PM
>>> callbacks. In other words, depending on MMC_PM_KEEP_POWER and
>>> MMC_PM_WAKE_SDIO_IRQ to *not* call pm_runtime_force_suspend().
>> Ok, it makes sense.
>> Coming back to the initial discussion and patch which were motivated by
>> the fact that after runtime suspend I can't wake-up on card detect event,
>> I have the feeling we don't have the same assumption about runtime PM.
>> From what you and Adrian told me, I should not use runtime PM if I have
>> no way to wake-up. In your minds, the way to wake-up is to use an
>> externel GPIO because the controller will be 'totally' disabled, isn't it?
> I agree to the first part here.
> Although, as you also have the option to use polling for card detect,
> this actually means you don't really *need* to have a wakeup
> configured. Especially in the case where you don't have GPIO card
> In that way, *all* the clocks can gated in between the polling
> attempts, thus you will save power even in the polling mode
> configuration and when runtime PM is enabled.
>> On my side, runtime PM allows me to save power when the sdhci controller
>> is not used. If I can disable two clocks out of three, I should use
>> runtime PM. Do you agree?
>> If not, tell me how I can convince you :) Otherwise, next step is to rework
>> my patch but I think I have no other solution that not calling
>> sdhci_runtime_suspend_host if I expect to use the card detect irq of the
> So, to summarize.
> I think the best fix is to add a clever check in ->probe() and then
> enable polling when you can't rely on GPIO card detect IRQ.
> Moreover, to have a robust solution, you also need to clear
> SDHCI_QUIRK_BROKEN_CARD_DETECTION for your sdhci variant, as otherwise
> the "broken-cd" DT binding could wrongly be used for this variant.
> Does that make sense?
> Kind regards