Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] PCI: qcom: properly implement RC shutdown/power up

From: Johan Hovold
Date: Thu Feb 15 2024 - 02:13:37 EST

On Wed, Feb 14, 2024 at 10:33:19PM +0100, Konrad Dybcio wrote:
> On 12.02.2024 22:32, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
> > "Properly" is a noise word that suggests "we're doing it right this
> > time" but doesn't hint at what actually makes this better.
> >
> > On Sat, Feb 10, 2024 at 06:10:07PM +0100, Konrad Dybcio wrote:
> >> Currently, we've only been minimizing the power draw while keeping the
> >> RC up at all times. This is suboptimal, as it draws a whole lot of power
> >> and prevents the SoC from power collapsing.
> >
> > Is "power collapse" a technical term specific to this device, or is
> > there some more common term that could be used? I assume the fact
> > that the RC remains powered precludes some lower power state of the
> > entire SoC?
> That's spot on, "power collapse" commonly refers to shutting down as many
> parts of the SoC as possible, in order to achieve miliwatt-order power draw.

I'm pretty sure "power collapse" is a Qualcomm:ism so better to use
common terminology as Bjorn suggested, and maybe put the Qualcomm
wording in parenthesis or similar.