Re: [PATCH v3 1/6] PM / core: Add LEAVE_SUSPENDED driver flag

From: Ulf Hansson
Date: Fri Nov 17 2017 - 08:49:36 EST


>>>> Second, have you considered setting the default value of
>>>> dev->power.may_skip_resume to true?
>>> Yes.
>>>> That would means the subsystem
>>>> instead need to implement an opt-out method. I am thinking that it may
>>>> not be an issue, since we anyway at this point, don't have drivers
>>>> using the LEAVE_SUSPENDED flag.
>>> Opt-out doesn't work because of the need to invoke the "noirq" callbacks.
>> I am not sure I follow that.
>> Whatever needs to be fixed on the subsystem level, that could be done
>> before the driver starts using the LEAVE_SUSPENDED flag. No?
> That requires a bit of explanation, sorry for being overly concise.
> The core calls ->resume_noirq from the middle layer regardless of
> whether or not the device will be left suspended, so the
> ->resume_noirq cannot do arbitrary things to it. Setting
> may_skip_resume by the middle layer tells the core that the middle
> layer is ready for that and is going to cooperate. If may_skip_resume
> had been set by default, that piece of information would have been
> missing.

Huh, I still don't get that. Sorry.

If the "may_skip_resume" is default set to true by the PM core,
wouldn't that just mean that the middle-layer needs to implement an
opt-out method, rather than opt-in. In principle to opt-out the
middle-layer needs to set may_skip_resume to false in suspend_noirq
phase, no?

Then we only need to make sure drivers don't starts use
LEAVE_SUSPENDED, before we make sure the middle layers is adopted. But
that should not be a problem.

The benefit would be that those middle layers that can cope with
LEAVE_SUSPENDED as of today don't need to change.

Kind regards