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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 5/5] drm/arm/malidp: Added the late system pm functions
On 5/14/2018 12:01 PM, Ayan Halder wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 01:49:35PM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
>> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 1:26 PM, Liviu Dudau <> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:17:22AM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 07:12:47PM +0100, Ayan Kumar Halder wrote:
>>>>> malidp_pm_suspend_late checks if the runtime status is not suspended
>>>>> and if so, invokes malidp_runtime_pm_suspend which disables the
>>>>> display engine/core interrupts and the clocks. It sets the runtime status
>>>>> as suspended.
>>>>> The difference between suspend() and suspend_late() is as follows:-
>>>>> 1. suspend() makes the device quiescent. In our case, we invoke the DRM
>>>>> helper which disables the CRTC. This would have invoked runtime pm
>>>>> suspend but the system suspend process disables runtime pm.
>>>>> 2. suspend_late() It continues the suspend operations of the drm device
>>>>> which was started by suspend(). In our case, it performs the same functionality
>>>>> as runtime_suspend().
>>>>> The complimentary functions are resume() and resume_early(). In the case of
>>>>> resume_early(), we invoke malidp_runtime_pm_resume() which enables the clocks
>>>>> and the interrupts. It sets the runtime status as active. If the device was
>>>>> in runtime suspend mode before system suspend was called, pm_runtime_work()
>>>>> will put the device back in runtime suspended mode( after the complete system
>>>>> has been resumed).
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Ayan Kumar Halder <>
>>>> Afaiui we still haven't bottomed out on the discussion on v1. Did you get
>>>> hold of Rafael?
>>> No, there was no reply from him. Lets try again:
>>> Rafael, we are debating on what the proper approach is for handling the
>>> suspend/resume callbacks for a DRM driver that is likely to not be
>>> runtime suspended when the power-down happens (because we are driving
>>> the display output). We are using in this patch the LATE_SYSTEM_SLEEP_PM_OPS
>>> in order to do the work that we also do during runtime suspend, which is
>>> turning off the output and the clocks driving it. The reason for doing
>>> that is because the PM core takes a runtime reference during system
>>> suspend for all devices that are not already runtime suspended, so our
>>> runtime_pm_suspend() hook is never called.
>>> Daniel's argument is that we should not be doing this from LATE hooks,
>>> but from the normal suspend hooks, however kernel doc seems to suggest
>>> otherwise.
>> For more context: I thought the reason behind the recommendation to
>> stuff the rpm callbacks into the late/early hooks was to solve
>> cross-device ordering issues. That way everyone shuts down the device
>> functionality in the normal hooks, but only powers them off in the
>> late hook (to allow other drivers to keep using the clock/i2c
>> master/whatever). But we now have device_link to solve that since a
>> while, so I'm not sure the recommendation to stuff the rpm hooks into
>> late/early callbacks is still correct.
>> -Daniel
> It has been more than two weeks and we have not got any response from
> Rafael. Can you ping him personally or suggest any way by which ask
> him to respond?

It is in my queue though, sorry for the delay.

It would help if you resent the series with a CC to as it would be easier for me to review it then.


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