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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] pm loss development
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Am Donnerstag, 12. Mai 2011, 21:27:44 schrieb Rafael J. Wysocki:
> On Thursday, May 12, 2011, Raffaele Recalcati wrote:
> > What happen normally in runtime pm implementation is that every devices
> > are switched off and are enabled only when needed.
> > In our case instead we have a completely functional embedded system and,
> > when an asyncrhonous event appear, we have only some tens milliseconds
> > before the actual power failure takes place.
> > This patchset add a support in order to switch off not vital part of the system,
> > in order to allow the board to survive longer.
> > This allow the possibility to save important data.
>
> OK, so first, who decides what parts of the system are vital and what aren't?

If you know that power is failing in a few miliseconds, only stuff that can lead to data
corruption is vital. In that timeframe you can't even flush buffers.

Regards
Oliver


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