Commit 8fd2910e authored by Krzysztof Kozlowski's avatar Krzysztof Kozlowski Committed by Rafael J. Wysocki
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PM / runtime: Document steps for device removal

Put a reminder that during device removal drivers should revert all PM
runtime changes from the probe.

Signed-off-by: default avatarKrzysztof Kozlowski <>
Acked-by: default avatarAlan Stern <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRafael J. Wysocki <>
parent 9735a227
......@@ -586,6 +586,10 @@ drivers to make their ->remove() callbacks avoid races with runtime PM directly,
but also it allows of more flexibility in the handling of devices during the
removal of their drivers.
Drivers in ->remove() callback should undo the runtime PM changes done
in ->probe(). Usually this means calling pm_runtime_disable(),
pm_runtime_dont_use_autosuspend() etc.
The user space can effectively disallow the driver of the device to power manage
it at run time by changing the value of its /sys/devices/.../power/control
attribute to "on", which causes pm_runtime_forbid() to be called. In principle,
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