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    SubjectRe: [RFD] Automatic suspend

    > > Userland should never ever control the state of a device like this
    > > directly. It should do so by a) closing the device and b) setting
    > > latency / functional requirements.
    > The user, however, may want to forcibly put a device into a low power state
    > without stopping all of the applications that depend on it (eg. have it open).
    > Do you think that we shouldn't allow users to do such things?

    I don't think we should do this... of you want device to be powered
    down, just don't keep it open. revoke should be enough :-). execption here is the disk driver; unmounting filesystems to
    let the disk spin down is probably too heavy.

    (cesky, pictures)

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