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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Introduce CONFIG_SUSPEND
Hi!

> > > > > Not only. This also includes "standby".
> > > >
> > > > Whatever it includes - please tell it to the user in the prompt.
> > > >
> > > > Technical issues are important, but it's often forgotten how many
> > > > problems people run into because the description of a kconfig option
> > > > could have been better.
> > >
> > > Sure. Please see the updated patch I've just sent. :-)
> >
> > So are you guys using:
> >
> > "standby" = idle state, ~0.5 seconds
> > "suspend" = sleep to ram, ~10 seconds
> > "hibernate" = sleep to disk, ~30 seconds
>
> Something like this, but "suspend" is not reserved as a name of specific state.
>
> The second state is usually referred to as "suspend to RAM" or "STR" and is
> denoted by "mem" in /sys/power/state, if implemented. Moreover, "standby" and
> "mem" are both entered using the same code path, so they may generally be
> referred to as "suspend" states.
>
> The times aren't strictly defined for "mem" and "standby", too. The general
> rule is that the times for "mem" are greater then for "standby" and the power
> drawn in "mem" is smaller than the power drawn in "standby", but the exact
> values will always depend on the platform. Apart from this, if the platform
> supports only one "suspend" state, it decides if that's "mem" or "standby".
>
> On ACPI systems "standby" and "mem" correspond to the S1 and S3 sleep states,
> respectively.

And I'd expect ~2seconds for both "standby" and "mem" on ACPI
system. ACPI S1 is just "for windows ME compatibility, do not use" --
it draws too much power, and is not really faster.
Pavel
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