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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/8] PM: suspend_block: Add driver to access suspend blockers from user-space
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On Thursday 27 May 2010, Alan Cox wrote:
> > This whole thing is related to the statistics part, which Arve says is
> > essential to him. He wants to collect statistics for each suspend blocker
> > activated and deactivated so that he can tell who's causing problems by
> > blocking suspend too often. The name also is a part of this.
>
> If he wants to collect stats about misbehaving code then presumably he
> needs reliable stats. Arbitary user set names are not reliable and
> judging by app vendor behaviour in the proprietary space with other such
> examples they will actively name their blockers in a manner specifically
> intended to hide the cause so as to 'reduce support costs'.
>
> Its a waste of memory (especially if I create a million of them with a
> long name for fun).

Well, I won't argue with that. :-)

> It's all an economic system, proprietary app vendors are in it to make
> money, some will therefore game the system and the rest will be forced to
> follow to keep their playing field fair.

Good point.

Rafael


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