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

    > > There are several general problems with the design of opportunistic
    > > suspend and suspend-blocks.
    > >
    > > 1. The opportunistic suspend code bypasses existing Linux kernel code,
    > > such as timers and the scheduler, that indicates when code
    > > needs to run, and when the system is idle.
    >
    > Whoa! That's not my understanding at all.
    >
    > As I see it, opportunistic suspend doesn't bypass any code that isn't
    > already bypassed by the existing suspend code. Users can do
    >
    > echo mem >/sys/power/state
    >
    > whenever they want, without regard to kernel timers and the scheduler
    > (other than the fact that the user's thread must be running in order to
    > carry out the write, of course).

    Yep. And while I'm co-responsible for that interface, I would not
    call it exactly nice. Yes, it does the job.

    But imagine horrors atd/cron would have to do to work properly with
    that interface... setting rtc wakeups etc.

    So yes, mem > state already breaks promises, but lets not extend that.

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