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

Alexander Graf agraf at suse.de
Tue Oct 7 22:35:07 EST 2014

On 07.10.14 08:25, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-10-06 at 12:00 +0200, Alexander Graf wrote:
>> On 03.10.14 06:42, Michael Ellerman 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.
>>>> 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.
>>> This looks OK to me with one caveat.
>>> In several of the patches you're replacing a static initialisation with a
>>> runtime one, and you're doing the runtime initialisation in xxx_setup_arch().
>>> That's reasonably late, so I'd prefer you did it in xxx_probe().
>> Heh, I had it in xxx_probe() originally and then realized that
>>   a) the power off function is basically a driver. Driver initialization
>> happens in xxx_setup_arch() and
>>   b) the maple target already does overwrite its power_off callback in
>> xxx_setup_arch and
>>   c) on all targets xxx_probe() is very slim and doesn't do much
>> but I'll happily change it back to put the bits in xxx_probe() instead.
> Thanks.
> That way you shouldn't be changing behaviour.
> It may still be the case that some power off routines don't actually work until
> later, but that's an existing problem. Some power off routines *do* work before
> setup_arch(), so they will continue to work.

Ok, works for me :). Just wanted to make sure you're aware of the
reasoning why I didn't do it in probe().

> Also, how does your series interact with Guenter's that removes pm_power_off ?
> It seems at the moment they are unaware of each other.

Guenters patches convert users of pm_power_off to his new scheme. We're
not even at that stage at all yet in the powerpc tree. Converting
everything to pm_power_off is basically a first step. His patch set
maintains pm_power_off, so there shouldn't be nasty conflicts.

Once we converted from ppc_md tables to actual code, we can just run a
simple coccinelle patch to convert from pm_power_off to his new scheme


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