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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/3] PM: Asynchronous suspend and resume
    On Thursday 13 August 2009, Alan Stern wrote:
    > On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
    > > > If the set of pm_connection objects is reasonably small then the
    > > > master_hook and slave_hook aren't needed; you can just read through the
    > > > entire list. Leaving out parent-child connections, which we already
    > > > know, would help shrink the set.
    > >
    > > Do you mean a global list for the entire system? I'm not sure if that wouldn't
    > > hurt performance (please note that it also affects runtime PM).
    > It doesn't have to affect runtime PM. That is, for runtime PM we can
    > make the bus subsystems responsible for enforcing the dependencies.

    Since the runtime PM framework takes the parent-child relationships into
    accout, I think it should also follow the "master"-"slave" dependencies if they
    are represented at the core level.

    Still, at this point the question really is how many off-tree dependencies
    there are, because the best way to represent them will follow from that.


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