Introduction to Kernel Power Management

IMAG0044In order to keep up with the complexities of SoCs, the Linux kernel has an ever-growing set of features for power management. For the uninitiated, it can be confusing how each of these features work and even more confusing how they should work together. This talk will be a high-level introduction and overview of each of the various features, as well as discuss how all they fit together and interact.

Some of the features/subsystems covered: suspend/resume, CPUidle, CPUfreq, clocks, regulators, runtime PM, generic power domains, PM QoS.

Kevin Hilman, Linaro