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Date:	Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:16:16 +0100
From:	Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@....com>
To:	Neil Zhang <zhangwm@...vell.com>, Will Deacon <Will.Deacon@....com>
CC:	Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla@....com>,
	"'linux@....linux.org.uk'" <linux@....linux.org.uk>,
	"'linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org'" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
	"'linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org'" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"'devicetree@...r.kernel.org'" <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] ARM: perf: save/restore pmu registers in pm notifier

Hi Neil,

On 20/10/14 09:46, Neil Zhang wrote:
>
>
>> -----Original Message----- From: Will Deacon
>> [mailto:will.deacon@....com] Sent: 2014年7月4日 1:57 To: Neil Zhang
>> Cc: Sudeep Holla; 'linux@....linux.org.uk'; 'linux-arm-
>> kernel@...ts.infradead.org'; 'linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org';
>> 'devicetree@...r.kernel.org' Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] ARM: perf:
>> save/restore pmu registers in pm notifier
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 11:39:15AM +0100, Neil Zhang wrote:
>>>>>> I will prepare another patch to add DT description under
>>>>>> PMU since there is no generic power domain support for pm
>>>>>> notifier if no other concerns. We can change the manner if
>>>>>> there is generic power domain support for pm notifier
>>>>>> later. Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>> No, please don't add any DT bindings for power domains
>>>>> specific to PMU node. We can't change the DT bindings once
>>>>> added.
>>>>>
>>>>> As I pointed out the DT bindings for generic power domains
>>>>> are under discussion. See if you can reuse it, if not help in
>>>>> extending it so that it can be used.
>>>>>
>>>> Sorry for reply later. As I said before the under discussed
>>>> generic power domain is not suitable for CPU peripherals since
>>>>  they are all known belong to CPU or cluster power domain. If
>>>> we want to follow the way they are discussion, we need to
>>>> register core and cluster power provider, and need vfp/gic/pmu
>>>> etc to require them.
>>>> Is it really suitable?
>>>>
>>> Do you have any comments? If no, I would like to put it under PMU
>>> node.
>>
>> Sudeep is a better person to comment than me, but I'd still rather
>>  this was handled more generically as opposed to a PMU-specific
>> hack. I don't see a problem including GIC and VFP here, but only
>> when we actually need to save/restore them (i.e. what the hardware
>>  guys went crazy with the power domains).
>>
>
> Long time no follow up for this loop. Sorry that I will pick it
> again.
>
Yes, the generic PD got added in v3.18-rc1, it's better to check if we
can reuse it. I will also have a look at that and think about how we can
use it.

> Will, I prefer to check always-on field under PMU node to check
> whether we need Save/restore them.
>
But how do you handle it for different idle states. e.g. if CPU is in
retention, PMU's *might be* retained. Also I don't think PMUs will be
placed in "always-on" power domain like timers. So using "always-on"
sounds incorrect to me.

Regards,
Sudeep

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