[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v3] ata: use generic power management

Vaibhav Gupta vaibhavgupta40 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 13:03:29 UTC 2020


On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 07:06:03AM -0700, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 8/17/20 2:25 AM, Vaibhav Gupta wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am working to upgrade power management framework support for PCI drivers, as
> > my project under the Linux Kernel Mentorship Program.
> > 
> > The ultimate goal is to completely remove the legacy framework. And for this we
> > need to remove ".suspend" and ".resume" pointers from "struct pci_driver".
> > 
> > The patch is doing the change for the same. The actual suspend() and
> > resume() callbacks are defined in drivers/ata/libata-core.c and are exported.
> > Which are then used by other files.
> > 
> > Thus removing those pointers, included 54 files in this patch. Although, the
> > actual changes are done in few files only. The changes should work fine as I
> > have done similar changes for other drivers too which made their way into the
> > kernel. Still, tests on few ata devices are necessary.
> 
> Didn't we agree to split this up into separate patches??
> 
> > I tried but unfortunately, I couldn't find or arrange devices to test upon. I
> > have added the authors of the previous commit(s) for respective drivers as
> > recipients. It would be very helpful if someone can test it on a device.
> 
> Does qemu support any of the affected drivers?
> 
Hello Jens,
Yes we discussed about splitting it and I will surely do it. I just thought that
still it has not got tested and in that case keeping check on patch-series with
55+ patches may become somewhat messy. Moreover, to test any driver one will
have to apply the patch for libata-core and then that of the driver.
So, I sent this v3 in order to get some help for the testing purpose. Once it
goes successful, I can split it and send it for the submission.

I am not sure about qemu, I haven't checked for it. Qemu will be appropriate
for testing power management for .suspend() and .resume() callbacks?

Thanks
Vaibhav Gupta
> -- 
> Jens Axboe
> 


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