Re: [PATCH 06/16] ARM idle: delete pm_idle

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Mon Feb 11 2013 - 11:11:52 EST

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 04:02:30PM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 05:58:13AM +0000, Len Brown wrote:
> > pm_idle() on ARM was a synonym for default_idle(),
> > so simply invoke default_idle() directly.
> The clean-up looks fine as we already have an arm_pm_idle but longer
> term I was thinking about having a common declaration similar to
> pm_power_off that code under drivers/power/(reset/) can override (and
> such driver may be shared by multiple architectures). OTOH, if you get
> rid of the generic linux/pm.h declaration architectures can use a common
> pm_idle name and type (though I think having it in the common header
> would be better). For ARM this would mean s/arm_pm_idle/pm_idle/ on top
> if your patch.

pm_idle() was that common declaration - but it had the side effect that
it was defined to be called with interrupts disabled, but return with
interrupts enabled.

arm_pm_idle() "fixed" that weirdness such that it's now expected to
return with IRQs in the same state that it was called.

pm_power_off() is a cross-arch hook already.
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