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    Am Monday 16 February 2009 16:40:48 schrieb Arjan van de Ven:
    > > Why shouldn't user space know the consequences of still requesting
    > > a service and be able to decide on that basis which services to
    > > request?
    >
    > That's not what I said. Userspace should not be the part that goes "oh
    > this is a realtek not an intel nic, so ..."
    > That is the drivers job.

    True.

    > Userspace should just be the part that says "I'm interested in link
    > notifications". The driver then just goes to the lowest power state for
    > its device that still gives those notifications.

    Should there be a channel through which drivers can tell user space
    what the consequences in terms of reaching a sleep state are if a service
    is requested?

    Regards
    Oliver


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