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    SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH 0/8] Suspend block api (version 6)

    On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 10:42:55PM +0200, ext Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
    >Please note that this approach is not too practical for vendors who ship
    >systems like cell phones to the general public.

    yeah, tell me about it :-p

    during development on MeeGo devices we try to tackle down as much as
    possible the use_time offenders and start by filing bugs to those apps,
    instead of fixing their issues in kernel space.

    if suspend_blockers could at least be transparent to applications, then
    it wouldn't be the best scenario but at least applications wouldn't have
    to be specially written to support that. And like I said, if anyone can
    hold a suspend_blocker forever the idea of "improving use_time" is easy
    to break, but then someone replied "anyone holding a suspend_blocker
    will show up in UI", and again I say you don't need suspend_blockers to
    have a fancy UI showing which processes are waking up the processor.
    Powertop already gathers that information, you just need to make a fancy
    UI around it.


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