[PATCH v4 3/3] powerpc/powernv: Introduce sysfs control for fastsleep workaround behavior

Preeti U Murthy preeti at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Apr 14 18:31:41 AEST 2015

On 04/14/2015 01:40 PM, Shreyas B Prabhu wrote:
>>> By default, fastsleep_workaround_state = dynamic. In this case, workaround
>>> is applied/undone everytime the core enters/exits fastsleep.
>>> fastsleep_workaround_state = applyonce. In this case the workaround is
>>> applied once on all the cores and never undone. This can be triggered by
>>> echo applyonce > /sys/devices/system/cpu/fastsleep_workaround_state
>> I was wondering if we really need such an elaborate design for this
>> sysfs file. Why not a sysfs file called fastsleep_workaround_apply_once,
>> which is set to '0' by default and the only value that it can take is
>> '1' ? The name easily implies that the workaround is applied only once
>> if it is set. I can see that this can cut down a good chunk of code from
>> this patch. I just didn't find too much value in having so much code for
>> a simple 'on' knob.
> I was considering something similar too. But then moved to this format
> as I thought this was unambiguous. Also moving to a binary attribute
> will reduces code only in show_fastsleep_workaround_state which I don't
> feel is much.
> That said, if you feel strongly about it, I can change it to the format
> you suggested.

It cuts down two of your data structures:
fastsleep_workaround_avail_states[] and the enum and the parsing of the
input string in store_fastsleep_workaround_state() too.

Preeti U Murthy
> Thanks,
> Shreyas
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