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From: Ulf Hansson <>
To: Saravana Kannan <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
	Stephen Boyd <>
Cc: Rob Herring <>,
	John Stultz <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Linux PM <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	DTML <>
Subject: [RFD] drivers: base: A driver's ->sync_state() callback don't get called
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 15:55:47 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Hi Saravana, Rafael, Stephen,

I have observed an issue with a driver's  ->sync_state() callback that
doesn't get called, even if consumers/supplier device links conditions
should have been satisfied. I have narrowed down the problem, but I am
not sure what is the best solution to fix it, hence I am turning to
you for some discussion/advice.

I have two test platform drivers, one that matches on the
"test,pm-domains-test" compatible string (this driver also has the
->sync_state() callback assigned) and another driver that matches on

This is the relevant part in my DTS file:

       pm_domain_test {
                compatible = "test,pm-domains-test";

                pdParent: power-domain-parent {
                        #power-domain-cells = <0>;

                pdChild: power-domain-child {
                        #power-domain-cells = <0>;
                        power-domains = <&pdParent>;

        soctest: soctest {
                compatible = "simple-bus";

                rpmtest0 {
                        compatible = "test,runtime-pm-test";
                        power-domains = <&pdParent>;

During boot the fw_devlinks are being created and their corresponding
links. With some debug enabled this shows some of the interesting
parts that are being printed to the log:

[    0.041539] device: 'pm_domain_test': device_add
[    0.041629] OF: Not linking pm_domain_test to pm_domain_test - is descendant
[    0.041718] device: 'soctest': device_add
[    0.041803] OF: Linking rpmtest0 (consumer) to pm_domain_test (supplier)
[    0.041829] device: 'platform:pm_domain_test--platform:soctest': device_add
[    0.041892] platform soctest: Linked as a sync state only consumer
to pm_domain_test
[    0.041957] OF:    create child: /soctest/rpmtest0
[    0.041995] device: 'soctest:rpmtest0': device_add
[    0.042072] device:
'platform:pm_domain_test--platform:soctest:rpmtest0': device_add
[    0.042132] devices_kset: Moving soctest:rpmtest0 to end of list
[    0.042141] platform soctest:rpmtest0: Linked as a consumer to pm_domain_test

The interesting thing here is the "sync state only" link that gets
created. I assume there are good reasons for creating this link, even
if I fail to understand exactly why.

In any case, the sync state only link never gets dropped, which I
assume is because there is no driver getting bound for the "soctest"
device (it has only the "simple-bus" compatible).

In other words, it doesn't matter that both the rpmtest0 and the
pm_domain_test devices are probed, thus satisfying the
supplier/consumer conditions, the ->sync_state() callback doesn't get
called anyway.

Can you perhaps help to point me in a direction of how to best fix this problem?

Kind regards
Ulf Hansson

             reply	other threads:[~2021-08-31 13:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-31 13:55 Ulf Hansson [this message]
2021-08-31 16:59 ` [RFD] drivers: base: A driver's ->sync_state() callback don't get called Saravana Kannan
2021-08-31 22:46   ` Saravana Kannan

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