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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] Re: [PATCH] Remove process freezer from suspend to RAM pathway
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On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 16:51 +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:

> > His proposed solution (freezing tasks when they cross the kernel
> > boundary) helps for the s-t-r case, but in fact doesn't solve (1)
> > because devices can be suspended at runtime
>
> This is a different thing and a different infrastructure is needed for it (not
> present at the moment).

Yeah I should've said "any of his proposed solutions"

> > and then you certainly do not want to freeze tasks that try to access the
> > device.
> >
> > (2) is related but not identical, what if you have a device suspended at
> > runtime and some tasks tries to access it; should the task block until
> > you wake up that device?
>
> I think the device should be woken up in that case.

Ah, but that also means the device has to actually know about it.

> > I think the core of the discussion isn't appreciated by everybody here
> > yet---we need to solve both run-time and suspend-to-ram-time device
> > suspend, not just one of them.
>
> For now, we're discussing the suspend-to-ram-time suspend only, for which
> we have (some) infrastrcuture (and which should be supported by all drivers,
> IMO).

Right but if we solve the run-time suspend case in favour of having the
device driver know about it then the suspend-to-ram-time suspend case
solves itself.

johannes
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