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From: Saravana Kannan <saravanak@google.com>
To: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@rjwysocki.net>,
	Stephen Boyd <sboyd@kernel.org>, Rob Herring <robh@kernel.org>,
	John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Linux PM <linux-pm@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	DTML <devicetree@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFD] drivers: base: A driver's ->sync_state() callback don't get called
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 09:59:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAGETcx8JDR+5Aj2uwnQJ9sL+8-p=Cxix+P4sP8-ygMQ8_2AcXA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPDyKFo9Bxremkb1dDrr4OcXSpE0keVze94Cm=zrkOVxHHxBmQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 6:56 AM Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Saravana, Rafael, Stephen,
>
> I have observed an issue with a driver's  ->sync_state() callback that
> doesn't get called, even if consumers/supplier device links conditions
> should have been satisfied. I have narrowed down the problem, but I am
> not sure what is the best solution to fix it, hence I am turning to
> you for some discussion/advice.
>
> I have two test platform drivers, one that matches on the
> "test,pm-domains-test" compatible string (this driver also has the
> ->sync_state() callback assigned) and another driver that matches on
> "test,runtime-pm-test".
>
> This is the relevant part in my DTS file:
>
>        pm_domain_test {
>                 compatible = "test,pm-domains-test";
>
>                 pdParent: power-domain-parent {
>                         #power-domain-cells = <0>;
>                 };
>
>                 pdChild: power-domain-child {
>                         #power-domain-cells = <0>;
>                         power-domains = <&pdParent>;
>                 };
>         };
>
>         soctest: soctest {
>                 compatible = "simple-bus";
>
>                 rpmtest0 {
>                         compatible = "test,runtime-pm-test";
>                         power-domains = <&pdParent>;
>                 };
>         };
>
> During boot the fw_devlinks are being created and their corresponding
> links. With some debug enabled this shows some of the interesting
> parts that are being printed to the log:
>
> [    0.041539] device: 'pm_domain_test': device_add
> [    0.041629] OF: Not linking pm_domain_test to pm_domain_test - is descendant
> [    0.041718] device: 'soctest': device_add
> [    0.041803] OF: Linking rpmtest0 (consumer) to pm_domain_test (supplier)
> [    0.041829] device: 'platform:pm_domain_test--platform:soctest': device_add
> [    0.041892] platform soctest: Linked as a sync state only consumer
> to pm_domain_test
> [    0.041957] OF:    create child: /soctest/rpmtest0
> [    0.041995] device: 'soctest:rpmtest0': device_add
> [    0.042072] device:
> 'platform:pm_domain_test--platform:soctest:rpmtest0': device_add
> [    0.042132] devices_kset: Moving soctest:rpmtest0 to end of list
> [    0.042141] platform soctest:rpmtest0: Linked as a consumer to pm_domain_test
>
> The interesting thing here is the "sync state only" link that gets
> created. I assume there are good reasons for creating this link, even
> if I fail to understand exactly why.

In general there's a good reason for creating these links from parent
devices of the consumer to the supplier. It is documented in the code
under __fw_devlink_link_to_consumers().

/*
 * If consumer device is not available yet, make a "proxy"
 * SYNC_STATE_ONLY link from the consumer's parent device to
 * the supplier device. This is necessary to make sure the
 * supplier doesn't get a sync_state() callback before the real
 * consumer can create a device link to the supplier.
 *
 * This proxy link step is needed to handle the case where the
 * consumer's parent device is added before the supplier.
 */

and under __fw_devlink_link_to_suppliers().

/*
 * Make "proxy" SYNC_STATE_ONLY device links to represent the needs of
 * all the descendants. This proxy link step is needed to handle the
 * case where the supplier is added before the consumer's parent device
 * (@dev).
 */


>
> In any case, the sync state only link never gets dropped, which I
> assume is because there is no driver getting bound for the "soctest"
> device (it has only the "simple-bus" compatible).

Yeah, you've identified the problem correctly. I've been thinking
about this possibility (and all the side effects a fix might have). I
can send out a fix for this soon (within a week or so).

> In other words, it doesn't matter that both the rpmtest0 and the
> pm_domain_test devices are probed, thus satisfying the
> supplier/consumer conditions, the ->sync_state() callback doesn't get
> called anyway.
>
> Can you perhaps help to point me in a direction of how to best fix this problem?

I hope you are okay with me sending a fix.


-Saravana

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-31 17:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-31 13:55 Ulf Hansson
2021-08-31 16:59 ` Saravana Kannan [this message]
2021-08-31 22:46   ` Saravana Kannan

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