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Date:	Fri, 4 May 2012 14:47:52 -0700
From:	"Mark A. Greer" <mgreer@...malcreek.com>
To:	Kevin Hilman <khilman@...com>
Cc:	"Bedia, Vaibhav" <vaibhav.bedia@...com>, nsekhar@...com,
	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-omap@...r.kernel.org" <linux-omap@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
	<linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: davinci_emac: Add pre_open, post_stop platform
 callbacks

On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 02:02:43PM -0700, Kevin Hilman wrote:
> "Mark A. Greer" <mgreer@...malcreek.com> writes:
> 
> > On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 07:31:30AM -0700, Kevin Hilman wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> >> Come to think of it, the right solution here is probably to use runtime
> >> PM.  We could then to add some custom hooks for davinci_emac in the
> >> device code to use enable_hlt/disable_hlt based on activity.
> >
> > That was my first thought, actually, but that only works if its
> > okay for the driver to call enable_hlt/disable_hlt directly (i.e.,
> > have runtime_suspend() call enable_hlt() and runtime_resume() call
> > disable_hlt()).  However, I assumed it would _not_ be acceptable for
> > the driver to issue those calls directly.  
> 
> I agree.
> 
> > Its a platform-specific issue that we shouldn't be polluting the
> > driver with and there are currently no drivers that call them under
> > the drivers directory.
> 
> Using runtime PM we don't have to have any platform specific calls in
> the driver.  We handle it inside the platform-specific runtime PM
> implementation.

FYI, with some further discussion via IRC, I'm going to implement what
Kevin has laid out here.  There is a dependency on davinci adding support
too but I'll coordinate with the people/person doing that.

Please disregard this patch.

Thanks for the help everyone.

Mark
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