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Date:	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:09:14 -0500
From:	Josh Cartwright <>
To:	Guenter Roeck <>
Cc:	Bjorn Andersson <>,
	Linus Walleij <>,,,,
	Pramod Gurav <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pinctrl: qcom: use restart_notifier mechanism for ps_hold

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 07:54:18PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 09/18/2014 03:32 PM, Josh Cartwright wrote:
> >By converting to the restart_notifier mechanism for restart, we allow
> >for other mechanisms, like the watchdog, to be used for restart in the
> >case where PS_HOLD has failed to reset the chip.
> >
> >Choose priority 128, as according to documentation, this mechanism "is
> >sufficient to restart the entire system".
> >
> >Cc: Pramod Gurav <>
> >Cc: Guenter Roeck <>
> >Signed-off-by: Josh Cartwright <>
> >---
> >
> >-#ifdef CONFIG_ARM
> Unrelated to this patch, but is this going to be executed (and potentially used)
> on any non-arm architectures ?

No.  Not for now.  The only other conceivable platform that could make
use of this would be hexagon, but I think there would be other hurdles
to getting this driver working before even tackling the restart handler.

> >+static int msm_ps_hold_restart(struct notifier_block *nb, unsigned long action,
> >+			       void *data)
> >  {
> >-	writel(0, msm_ps_hold);
> >+	struct msm_pinctrl *pctrl = container_of(nb, struct msm_pinctrl, restart_nb);
> >+
> >+	writel(0, pctrl->regs + PS_HOLD_OFFSET);
> >  	mdelay(10000);
> Sure you still want to wait for 10 seconds here ?
> Would it make sense to choose a more reasonable timeout ?

Yeah, 10s is a bit extreme.  I don't quite know what a reasonable
timeout is, so I'll do some rough measurements, and shorten it down in

Thanks again,

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