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From: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org>
To: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
Cc: "Rafael J . Wysocki" <rjw@rjwysocki.net>,
	Linux PM <linux-pm@vger.kernel.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Jon Hunter <jonathanh@nvidia.com>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>,
	Todor Tomov <todor.tomov@linaro.org>,
	Rajendra Nayak <rnayak@codeaurora.org>,
	Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>,
	Kevin Hilman <khilman@kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	linux-tegra@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/9] PM / Domains: Add support for multi PM domains per device
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 12:47:50 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAPDyKFribHht_H+qYRqKRhMT-h-wDqWR+VX2+FrKc9Pb52KcJQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180531091410.fl5f42zmyqi6zj5a@vireshk-i7>

On 31 May 2018 at 11:14, Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
> On 29-05-18, 12:04, Ulf Hansson wrote:
>> Changes in v2:
>>       - Addressed comments from Geert around DT doc.
>>       - Addressed comments from Jon around clarification of how to use this
>>       and changes to returned error codes.
>>       - Fixed build error in case CONFIG_PM was unset.
>>
>> There are devices that are partitioned across multiple PM domains. Currently
>> these can't be supported well by the available PM infrastructures we have in
>> the kernel. This series is an attempt to address this.
>>
>> The interesting parts happens from patch 5 an onwards, including a minor DT
>> update to the existing power-domain bindings, the 4 earlier are just trivial
>> clean-ups of some related code in genpd, which I happened to stumble over.
>>
>> Some additional background:
>>
>> One existing case where devices are partitioned across multiple PM domains, is
>> the Nvida Tegra 124/210 X-USB subsystem. A while ago Jon Hunter (Nvidia) sent a
>> series, trying to address these issues, however this is a new approach, while
>> it re-uses the same concepts from DT point of view.
>>
>> The Tegra 124/210 X-USB subsystem contains of a host controller and a device
>> controller. Each controller have its own independent PM domain, but are being
>> partitioned across another shared PM domain for the USB super-speed logic.
>>
>> Currently to make the drivers work, either the related PM domains needs to stay
>> powered on always or the PM domain topology needs to be in-correctly modelled
>> through sub-domains. In both cases PM domains may be powered on while they
>> don't need to be, so in the end this means - wasting power -.
>>
>> As stated above, this series intends to address these problem from a PM
>> infrastructure point of view. More details are available in each changelog.
>>
>> It should be noted that this series has been tested on HW, however only by using
>> a home-cooked test PM domain driver for genpd and together with a test driver.
>> This allowed me to play with PM domain (genpd), runtime PM and device links.
>>
>> Any further deployment for real use cases are greatly appreciated. I am happy to
>> to help, if needed!
>
> Reviewed-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>

Thanks!

Kind regards
Uffe

      reply	other threads:[~2018-05-31 10:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-29 10:04 Ulf Hansson
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 1/9] PM / Domains: Drop extern declarations of functions in pm_domain.h Ulf Hansson
2018-05-31  6:12   ` Viresh Kumar
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 2/9] PM / Domains: Drop __pm_genpd_add_device() Ulf Hansson
2018-05-31  6:13   ` Viresh Kumar
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 3/9] PM / Domains: Drop genpd as in-param for pm_genpd_remove_device() Ulf Hansson
2018-05-31  6:15   ` Viresh Kumar
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 4/9] PM / Domains: Drop unused parameter in genpd_allocate_dev_data() Ulf Hansson
2018-05-31  6:16   ` Viresh Kumar
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 5/9] PM / Domains: dt: Allow power-domain property to be a list of specifiers Ulf Hansson
2018-05-31  3:53   ` Rob Herring
2018-05-31  6:18   ` Viresh Kumar
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 6/9] PM / Domains: Don't attach devices in genpd with multi PM domains Ulf Hansson
2018-05-30 16:06   ` Jon Hunter
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 7/9] PM / Domains: Split genpd_dev_pm_attach() Ulf Hansson
2018-05-30 16:08   ` Jon Hunter
2018-05-31  7:04   ` Viresh Kumar
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 8/9] PM / Domains: Add support for multi PM domains per device to genpd Ulf Hansson
2018-05-30 16:04   ` Jon Hunter
2018-05-31  6:17     ` Ulf Hansson
2018-05-31  8:03       ` Jon Hunter
2018-05-31 10:44         ` Ulf Hansson
2018-05-31 10:48           ` Jon Hunter
2018-05-29 10:04 ` [PATCH v2 9/9] PM / Domains: Add dev_pm_domain_attach_by_id() to manage multi PM domains Ulf Hansson
2018-05-30  9:19   ` Jon Hunter
2018-05-30 11:31     ` Ulf Hansson
2018-05-30 14:30       ` Jon Hunter
2018-06-27  8:55         ` Rajendra Nayak
2018-06-27  9:05           ` Ulf Hansson
2018-06-27  9:29             ` Rajendra Nayak
2018-05-30  9:30 ` [PATCH v2 0/9] PM / Domains: Add support for multi PM domains per device Rafael J. Wysocki
2018-05-30 11:34   ` Ulf Hansson
2018-05-31  9:14 ` Viresh Kumar
2018-05-31 10:47   ` Ulf Hansson [this message]

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