Re: Query: When will drv->poweroff() called

From: Viresh Kumar
Date: Mon Feb 06 2012 - 23:20:57 EST

Thanks Rafael.

On 2/6/2012 5:37 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Monday, February 06, 2012, Viresh Kumar wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi Guys,
>> >
>> > Sorry for asking this silly question, but i couldn't locate much
>> > help for it in documentation, so asking it.
>> >
>> > We were testing hibernation for SPEAr13xx SoC family, based on
>> > ARM Cortex a9.
>> >
>> > I observed that poweroff() callback of individual drivers are not
>> > getting called at all, while we test hibernate.
> They should be called in the last phase of hibernation, after the image
> has been created and the system is going for "power off" (hance the
> callback name).
>> > I tried to go through the code to see what happened. It looked like
>> > there should be call to hibernation_set_ops() for platforms that are
>> > willing to get a call to poweroff() for their drivers.
> That's correct. The ->poweroff() callbacks are only executed if
> hibernation_mode is equal to HIBERNATION_PLATFORM, which is not the
> default.
>> > Otherwise shutdown of the busses gets called, which is a completely
>> > different path.
>> >
>> > There are many drivers today, that are registering poweroff() from dev_pm_ops
>> > but are not doing bus specific shutdown stuff.
>> >
>> > Even i tried to look for hibernation_set_ops() in kernel, and only acpi
>> > code is calling it.
> That's correct too.
>> > I didn't understood how other ARM Sub-Arch's are handling this.
> Well, they are supposed to call hibernation_set_ops() and set the operations
> appropriately. Those operations may be empty routines if they don't need
> to do anything, but they have to be defined.

Hi Amit,

Can you give some input on why none of the ARM platforms are calling
this routine currently.

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