Re: [PATCH 0/4] PM: Use CONFIG_PM instead of CONFIG_PM_RUNTIME in core code

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Thu Nov 27 2014 - 11:31:35 EST

On Thursday, November 27, 2014 09:57:33 AM Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On 27 November 2014 at 01:37, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > After commit b2b49ccbdd54 "PM: Kconfig: Set PM_RUNTIME if PM_SLEEP is
> > selected" (currently in Linux next) CONFIG_PM_RUNTIME is set whenever
> > CONFIG_PM is set, so CONFIG_PM can be used in #ifdefs instead of
> > CONFIG_PM_RUNTIME which simplifies things in quite a few cases.
> >
> > For this reason, the following patches modify some core code to use
> >
> > [1/4] Drop a macro which is redundant after the above commit.
> > [2/4] Use PM instead of PM_RUNTIME in the core device PM code.
> > [3/4] Use PM instead of PM_RUNTIME in the ACPI core.
> > [4/4] Use PM instead of PM_RUNTIME in the PCI core.
> >
> > They build for me for all of the relevant combinations of options (on x86),
> > but more testing (on the other architectures) would be welcome.
> I really like the looks of this patchset!
> Noticed that you have applied it for your bleeding edge branch, I
> suppose that means you will get some "free" testing in linux-next?
> Anyway, I have tested it for ux500 (including the genpd support for
> it, available in linux-next). It works nicely!
> I have also tested the two Kconfig options; CONFIG_PM_SLEEP (which
> selects CONFIG_PM_RUNTIME) and for CONFIG_PM_RUNTIME (with
> That brings me to a raise a question; why do we need to keep these two
> configurations options? Couldn't we also have CONFIG_PM_RUNTIME to
> select CONFIG_PM_SLEEP, that will further simplify things?

My plan is different. I'm going to eliminate PM_RUNTIME from the code
and then replace it with PM as a selectable option. Then, PM_SLEEP will
select PM (directly) and PM_RUNTIME can be entirely dropped.

So in the end we'll have one Kconfig option less, which is a win IMO.

I speak only for myself.
Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.
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