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SubjectRe: [linux-pm][PATCH] base: Change power/wakeup output from "" to "unsupported" if wakeup feature isn't supported by a device
On Fri, 2008-01-04 at 12:48 +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > If a device can't support wakeup, its /sys/devices/.../power/wakeup output is
> > empty, this is confusing, a user doesn't know if it supports wakeup feature
> > unless he/she read the ralated source code, for this case, it is more
> > reasonable to output "unsupported". Otherwise, no matter what value the user
> > sets to /sys/devices/.../power/wakeup, the result is the same: Invalid argument,
> > so the user doesn't know why.
> >
> > This patch changes empty output to "unsupported" in order that a user knows
> > wakeup feature isn't supported by this device when he/she
> > 'cat /sys/devices/.../power/wakeup', please consider to apply,
> > thanks.
> What about simply removing "wakuep" file if wakeup is not supported?
> Pavel
At the beginning, i did that as you said, but it can't work, some
power/wakeup will disappear although they can be disabled or enabled, so
it is only one feasible way to make it exist permanently.

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