Re: [PATCH/RFC 3/6] drivers: firmware: psci: Implement shallow suspend mode

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 - 11:24:00 EST

Hi Sudeep,

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 20/02/17 20:33, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> Enable support for "shallow" suspend mode, also known as "Standby" or
>> "Power-On Suspend".
>> As secondary CPU cores are taken offline, "shallow" suspend mode saves
>> slightly more power than "s2idle", but less than "deep" suspend mode.
>> However, unlike "deep" suspend mode, "shallow" suspend mode can be used
>> regardless of the presence of support for PSCI_SYSTEM_SUSPEND, which is
>> an optional API in PSCI v1.0.
>> List the available system suspend modes:
>> $ cat /sys/power/mem_sleep
>> s2idle shallow [deep]
>> Suspend to "shallow" mode:
>> $ echo shallow > /sys/power/mem_sleep
>> $ echo mem > /sys/power/state
> I don't have the links to such previous attempts handy, but we have

Don't worry, I did read earlier discussions about implementing shallow mode.

> more elegant alternative options(suspend-to-idle) and any such attempts
> to hack around the PSCI will be NACKed.

"s2idle" does not power down secondary CPU cores, so this is an improvement.
"deep" may not support configured wake-up sources, which is a bug.



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