Re: [linux-pm] suspend blockers & Android integration

From: Alan Stern
Date: Fri Jun 11 2010 - 10:46:36 EST

On Fri, 11 Jun 2010, James Bottomley wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-06-10 at 21:21 -0700, David Brownell wrote:
> > Do we at least have a clean way that a driver can
> > reject a system suspend? I've lost track of many
> > issues, but maybe this could be phrased as a QOS
> > constraint: the current config of driver X needs
> > clock Y active to enter the target system suspend
> > state, driver's suspend() method reports as much. Then the entry to
> > that system state gets blocked
> > if the clock isn't enabled.
> So in QoS modifications to android patches, the answer is "yes" ...
> except that the current android patch set didn't actually have this type
> of wakelock in it.
> Android wants an idleness suspend block (or pm qos constraint) that a
> driver can set to prevent the system idleness power govenor from
> dropping into a power state too low for the driver, so in USB terms this
> would prevent the states that shut down the clock. For android, it
> prevented shutdown of an internal i2c bus.
> The one thing that does look difficult is that these power constraints
> are device (and sometimes SoC) specific. Expressing them in a generic
> way for the cpu govenors to make sense of might be hard.

Doesn't the clock framework already handle this sort of thing?

Alan Stern

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