Re: [RFC PATCH 4/6] PM / Runtime: Introduce flag can_power_off

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On 二, 2012-02-21 at 00:13 +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > So how to handle this case, say, for a device in the generic PM domain
> > that supports 2 different low power state, D1 and D2.
> > D2 is deeper than D1, and it is kind of cold power off with remote
> > wakeup disabled. If the driver needs to runtime suspend the device with
> > remote wakeup enabled, it should set the device to D1, but it can not
> > set the RPM_SUSPEND?
> 
> The device is regarded as "suspended" if its bus type's (or PM domain's)
> .runtime_suspend() callback has been executed and has returned 0 (success).
> What the callback has actually done is not of any interest to the core.
> 
right.

> Now, the D1 and D2 case has to be handled by the bus (PM domain) and
> driver.  In both cases the device will be regarded as "suspended" and the
> core doesn't track the actual device state.
> 


> I think the problem here is that the PCI bus type's runtime PM callbacks
> aren't very sophisticated (they just choose the lowest possible low-power
> state and attempt to put the device into it) and I can see two possible
> ways to address that.
> 
> First, you can modify pci_pm_runtime_suspend/_resume() to handle multiple
> states (for example, to choose the target low-power state more intelligently
> than they do right now).  Second, you can add a PM domain that will do what
> you want from pci_pm_runtime_suspend/_resume() for a specific set of devices.
> 
But RPM_SUSPENDED is set by PM core after .runtime_suspend() being
invoked, even if device is in D1 instead of D2, right?

So the problem is that, if a device in a generic power domain supports
two low power state, one is compatible with generic power domain power
off and another is not, how can the device driver pass this information
to the generic power domain, i.e. how to runtime suspend a device while
keep the generic power domain always on?

thanks,
rui

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