[PATCH 00/20] powerpc: Convert power off logic to pm_power_off

Alexander Graf agraf at suse.de
Thu Oct 2 09:21:13 EST 2014

On 02.10.14 00:39, Scott Wood wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-10-01 at 15:27 +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
>> The generic Linux framework to power off the machine is a function pointer
>> called pm_power_off. The trick about this pointer is that device drivers can
>> potentially implement it rather than board files.
>> Today on PowerPC we set pm_power_off to invoke our generic full machine power
>> off logic which then calls ppc_md.power_off to invoke machine specific power
>> off.
>> However, when we want to add a power off GPIO via the "gpio-poweroff" driver,
>> this card house falls apart. That driver only registers itself if pm_power_off
>> is NULL to ensure it doesn't override board specific logic. However, since we
>> always set pm_power_off to the generic power off logic (which will just not
>> power off the machine if no ppc_md.power_off call is implemented), we can't
>> implement power off via the generic GPIO power off driver.
>> To fix this up, let's get rid of the ppc_md.power_off logic and just always use
>> pm_power_off as was intended. Then individual drivers such as the GPIO power off
>> driver can implement power off logic via that function pointer.
>> With this patch set applied and a few patches on top of QEMU that implement a
>> power off GPIO on the virt e500 machine, I can successfully turn off my virtual
>> machine after halt.
> Are there any plans to handle restart similarly?

I don't see an immediate need for it, as we do have access to reset via
the guts device.

I also don't see any generic driver in Linux that would implement reset
via a gpio controller device, so apparently it's not incredibly common
to implement reset via gpio.


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