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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH 0/8] Suspend block api (version 6)
On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 12:17:17PM -0700, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> The suspend blocks seems like a hack to spam filter good and bad
> apps from timer usage point of view. Applications are categorized
> as good or bad depending if they grab a susped blocker or not.
>
> I believe categorizing the apps should be instead done with some
> timer flags or cgroups instead.

I agree, but we have no mechanism for implementing that in a race-free
way. We don't even have a realistical proposal for what that mechanism
would look like. Should we refuse bread today for the promise of cake
tomorrow?

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Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org

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