[PATCH] ppc32: Rework power management take #3

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Mon May 30 13:35:54 EST 2005

Ok, the patch is now getting "good enough" for wider testing. It applies
on current "git" tree (or 2.6.12-rc6 when/if that is ever released). It
requires one other patch to be applied first:


The PM patch itself can be found at:


This patch completely reworks both suspend-to-ram and suspend-to-disk
support on PowerMac:

 - suspend-to-ram code is moved away from the via-pmu.c driver
 - both suspend-to-disk & to-ram consolidated to use the same
infrastructure and code base in a new pmac_pm.c file
 - significants fixes & improvements to suspend-to-disk
 - for now (may change), use the "refrigerator" with suspend-to-ram as
well as suspend-to-disk. This may help make it a bit more robust vs.
userland activity during the sleep process
 - CONFIG_PMAC_PBOOK is gone. CONFIG_PMAC_MEDIABAY is new and controls
wether the powerbook hostwap bay driver is included. The rest of bits
formerly under CONFIG_PMAC_PBOOK control are now either always on
(like /dev/pmu interface on PMU based machines) or dependent on other
config options (like CONFIG_PM, CONFIG_PPC_PMAC, ...)

The patch will not be in 2.6.12 (though will probably apply on top of
it). I aim for a 2.6.13 release, knowing that the patch changes a bunch
of non-ppc-specific power management bits, and thus may need some time
to be fully merged upstream.

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