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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH 0/8] Suspend block api (version 8)
On Thu, 27 May 2010 18:40:19 +0100
Matthew Garrett <> wrote:

> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 07:34:40PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > we still need to be able to enter suspend while the system isn't idle.
> >
> > _WHY_!?
> Because if I'm running a kernel build in a tmpfs and I hit the sleep
> key, I need to go to sleep. Blocking processes on driver access isn't
> sufficient.

Suspend as an idle state

Suspend as a 'hand of God' choice.

One is a performance optimisation the other is an operator executive

I'd prefer we avoided mixing them up. Everyone seems fairly happy with
the current operator ordered suspend behaviour I believe ?

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