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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 2/3] PM / Domains: Add support for devices with multiple domains
Hi Geert,

On 21/09/16 09:53, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Jon Hunter <> wrote:
>> Some devices may require more than one PM domain to operate and this is
>> not currently by the PM domain framework. Furthermore, the current Linux
>> 'device' structure only allows devices to be associated with a single PM
>> domain and so cannot easily be associated with more than one. To allow
>> devices to be associated with more than one PM domain, if multiple
>> domains are defined for a given device (eg. via device-tree), then:
>> 1. Create a new PM domain for this device. The name of the new PM domain
>> created matches the device name for which it was created for.
>> 2. Register the new PM domain as a sub-domain for all PM domains
>> required by the device.
>> 3. Attach the device to the new PM domain.
> This looks a suboptimal to me: if you have n devices sharing the same PM
> domains, you would add n new subdomains?

BTW, would this be the case today for some renesas devices or are you
just pointing this out as something that could be optimised/improved?



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