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From: Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar <at> ti.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/5] CPU PM notifiers
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Saturday 3rd September 2011 14:39:10 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Updates V2:
- The CPU PM notifiers are moved to generic level instead of keeping
  it ARM specific as per Rafael's comment.
- To avoid every driver duplicating the sys-core ops and cpu pm notfiers,
  the CPU PM common notifier is registering it in one place so that
  suspend is taken care.
- CPU COMPLEX events are renamed to more appropriate CPU CLUSTER.
- GIC distributor is not disabled to avoid the live locks. This is
  observed with CPUIDLE cases where at time CPU cluster fails to
  transition to low power states. As such there was no need to
  disable distributor in first place since on cluster reset, it
  will get disabled anyways.
- In VFP code, syscore ops are dropped in favour of CPU PM
  notifiers since S2R is already handled in core CPU PM notifiers.
- The last patch is an independent patch but can be pushed along with
  the other GIC changes done here. 
 
V1: [http://lwn.net/Articles/447259/]

This patch set tries to address concerns with platform pm code
calling into the driver for every block in the Cortex A9s
during idle, hotplug, and suspend.  The first patch adds cpu pm
notifiers that can be called by platform code, the second uses
the notifier to save and restore the GIC state, and the third
saves the VFP state.

The notifiers are used for two types of events, CPU PM events and
CPU cluster PM events.  CPU PM events are used to save and restore
per-cpu context when a single CPU is preparing to enter or has
just exited a low power state.  For example, the VFP saves the
last thread context, and the GIC saves banked CPU registers.

CPU cluster events are used after all the CPUs in a power domain
have been prepared for the low power state.  The GIC uses these
events to save global register state.

L2 cache is not covered by this patch set, as the determination
of when the L2 is reset and when it is retained is
platform-specific, and most of the APIs necessary are already


The series is tested with OMAP4 with S2R and CPUIDLE. 

The following changes since commit
c6a389f123b9f68d605bb7e0f9b32ec1e3e14132:

  Linux 3.1-rc4 (2011-08-28 21:16:01 -0700)

Colin Cross (5):
      cpu_pm: Add cpu power management notifiers
      cpu_pm: call notifiers during suspend
      ARM: gic: Use cpu pm notifiers to save gic state
      ARM: vfp: Use cpu pm notifiers to save vfp state
      ARM: gic: Allow gic arch extensions to provide irqchip flags

 arch/arm/common/gic.c               |  188
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/arm/include/asm/hardware/gic.h |    8 ++
 arch/arm/vfp/vfpmodule.c            |   29 ++++--
 include/linux/cpu_pm.h              |  123 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 kernel/Makefile                     |    1 +
 kernel/cpu_pm.c                     |  148 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 kernel/power/Kconfig                |    4 +
 7 files changed, 493 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 include/linux/cpu_pm.h
 create mode 100644 kernel/cpu_pm.c
 
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