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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] Hibernation: Introduce system_entering_hibernation
On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:35:22PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Monday 19 January 2009, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 08:54:54PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > From: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
> > >
> > > Introduce boolean function system_entering_hibernation() returning
> > > 'true' during the last phase of hibernation, in which devices are
> > > being put into low power states and the sleep state (for example,
> > > ACPI S4) is finally entered.
> > >
> > > Some device drivers need such a function to check if the system is
> > > in the final phase of hibernation. In particular, some SATA drivers
> > > are going to use it for blacklisting systems in which the disks
> > > should not be spun down during the last phase of hibernation (the
> > > BIOS will do that anyway).
> > >
> >
> > Hi Rafael,
> >
> > Why not using the power event notifier?
>
> I'm not sure what you mean exactly, care to elaborate?


Sorry, I just thought about using the pm_notifier to listen on the suspend/resume
events to check the current hibernation state.


> Anyway, however, this is a pretty old patch series and I'm not very much
> interested in reworking it once again. If you think it can be made better,
> please go on. :-)


It was just a suggestion, or more likely a question for curiosity, not really
a criticism since I didn't follow the discussions about these patches and the
problem they solve :-)

Thanks.


> Thanks,
> Rafael



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