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SubjectRe: suspend blockers & Android integration
On Sat, 5 Jun 2010, Arve Hjønnevåg wrote:
> 2010/6/5 Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>:
> > On Sat, 5 Jun 2010, Arve Hjønnevåg wrote:
> >> 2010/6/5 Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>:
> >> > On Sat, 5 Jun 2010, Arve Hjønnevåg wrote:
> >> >> >> > That download might take a minute or two, but that's not an
> >> >> >> > justification for the crapplication to run unconfined and prevent
> >> >> >> > lower power states.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I agree, but this is not a simple problem to solve.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Not with suspend blockers, but with cgroup confinement of crap, it's
> >> >> > straight forward.
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> I don't think is is straight forward. If the a process in the frozen
> >> >> group holds a resource that a process in the unfrozen group needs, how
> >> >> do deal with that?
> >> >
> >> > I'm going to fix the framework which puts the group into freeze state
> >> > w/o making sure that there is no held shared resource. Come on it's
> >> > not rocket science.
> >> >
> >>
> >> I'm not sure which framework you are talking about here, but I don't
> >> think there is a single framework that knows about all shared
> >> resources.
> >
> > Damn, it's not me talking about "our framework", you are mentioning
> > when it fits your needs.
>
> You said you were going to fix the framework. I did know if you were
> talking about the cgroup framework, or the android user-space
> frameworks. I don't think either has knowledge about all shared
> resources.

The cgroup freezer makes sure that there are no in kernel resources
blocked. Of course the user space side has to do the same and it's not
rocket science.

> >
> > If you do not have a clearly defined user space framework, then we
> > talk about a completely random conglomeration of applications which
> > need to be brought into submission by some global brute force
> > approach.
> >
> > I'm tired of this, really. You just use terminlology as it fits to
> > defend the complete design failure of android. But you fail to trick
> > me :)
> >
> > Can you please explain in a consistent way how the application stack
> > and the underlying framework (which exists according to android docs)
> > is handling events and how the separation of trust level works ?
> >
>
> I don't think I can, since I only know small parts of it. I know some

Sigh. That's the main reason why this discussion goes nowhere.

How in heavens sake can we make a decision whether suspend blockers
are the right and only way to go, when the people

> events like input event go though a single thread in our system
> process, while other events like network packets (which are also
> wakeup events) goes directly to the app.
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