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

From: Mark Rutland
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 - 12:20:38 EST


On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 05:32:50PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:14 PM, Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 21/02/17 11:07, Pavel Machek 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.
> >>
> >> If system supports "shallow" suspend, why does not PSCI implement it?
> >
> > Yes it can, and IIUC it already does on this platform with CPU_SUSPEND.
> > All it now needs is just to use existing "freeze" suspend mode in Linux.
> How can Linux know if using "deep" suspend will allow to wake-up the system
> according to configured wake-up sources, or not?

My understanding is that if a device can wake the system from
PSCI_SYSTEM_SUSPEND, it should be described in the DT as a wakeup source
[1]. So we should be able to determine the set of devices which can wake
the system from a suspend. We shouldn't assume that other devices can
(though I don't precisely what we do currently).

Otherwise, where PSCI_CPU_SUSPEND, we'd expect that most devices
(barring cpu-local timers) can wake up CPUs, and hence the system, by
raising an interrupt.


[1] Documentation/devicetree/bindings/power/wakeup-source.txt