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SubjectRe: [PATCHv3 3/4] drivers/base: clean up the usage of devices_kset_move_last()
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On Wednesday, July 4, 2018 6:40:09 AM CEST Pingfan Liu wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 10:28 PM Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net> wrote:
> >
> > On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:50:41 AM CEST Pingfan Liu wrote:
> > > Clean up the referring to the code in commit 52cdbdd49853 ("driver core:
> > > correct device's shutdown order"). So later we can revert it safely.
> > >
> > > Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > > Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
> > > Cc: Grygorii Strashko <grygorii.strashko@ti.com>
> > > Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
> > > Cc: Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@kernel.org>
> > > Cc: Dave Young <dyoung@redhat.com>
> > > Cc: linux-pci@vger.kernel.org
> > > Cc: linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org
> > > Signed-off-by: Pingfan Liu <kernelfans@gmail.com>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/base/core.c | 7 -------
> > > 1 file changed, 7 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/base/core.c b/drivers/base/core.c
> > > index 684b994..db3deb8 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/base/core.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/base/core.c
> > > @@ -127,13 +127,6 @@ static int device_reorder_to_tail(struct device *dev, void *not_used)
> > > {
> > > struct device_link *link;
> > >
> > > - /*
> > > - * Devices that have not been registered yet will be put to the ends
> > > - * of the lists during the registration, so skip them here.
> > > - */
> > > - if (device_is_registered(dev))
> > > - devices_kset_move_last(dev);
> > > -
> > > if (device_pm_initialized(dev))
> > > device_pm_move_last(dev);
> >
> > You can't do this.
> >
> > If you do it, that will break power management in some situations.
> >
> Could you shed light on it? I had a quick browsing of pm code, but it
> is a big function, and I got lost in it.
> If the above code causes failure, then does it imply that the seq in
> devices_kset should be the same as dpm_list?

Generally, yes it should.

> But in device_shutdown(), it only intersect with pm by
> pm_runtime_get_noresume(dev) and pm_runtime_barrier(dev). How do these
> function affect the seq in dpm_list?

They are not related to dpm_list directly.

However, if you shut down a supplier device before its consumer and that
involves power management, then the consumer shutdown may fail and lock up
the system

I asked you elsewhere to clearly describe the problem you are trying to
address. Please do that in the first place.

Thanks,
Rafael

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