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SubjectRe: A desktop environment[1] kernel wishlist
On 05/07/2015 11:03 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Thursday, May 07, 2015 05:54:56 PM One Thousand Gnomes wrote:
>> On Tue, 05 May 2015 14:31:26 +0200
>>
>>> For example, when you wake up from S3 on ACPI-based systems, the best you
>>> can get is what devices have generated the wakeup events, but there's
>>> no input available from that (like you won't know which key has been
>>> pressed). You may not get that even. You may only know what GPEs have
>>> caused the wakeup to happen and they may be shared.
>>>
>>> For PCI wakeup, the wakeup event may be out of band. You need to walk
>>> the hierarchy and check the PME status bits to identify the wakeup device
>>> and then you need to be careful enough not to reset it while putting into
>>> D0 for the input data associated with the event to be available. I'm not
>>> sure how many device/driver combinations this actually works for.
>>>
>>> For USB wakeup, you get the wakeup event from the controller which may be
>>> a PCI device. Getting to the USB device itself from there requires some
>>> work and even then the device may not "remember" what exactly happened.
>>>
>>> Further, if you wake up via the PC keyboard from suspend-to-idle, the
>>> wakeup key code is not available, the only thing you know is that the
>>> interrupts has occured (that may be changed, but it's how the current
>>> code works).
>>
>> It's probably got to change, otherwise once machines get able to sleep
>> between keypresses it's going to suck every time you pause and think for
>> a minute then begin typing. Remember display being off for suspend is
>> purely a limitation of most current display panels.
>
> Right.
>
> It is just one example, though.
>
> Take a PCI device in D3hot for another one. It may not even have a buffer
> to store input data while in that state. The only thing it may be able to
> do is to signal a PME from it.

Yeah, I tried to make clear that I don't think that this is generally
achievable. But in the ChromeOS hardware that I have here, the input
event is there for userspace to read when it wakes up.

But if there's traction for adding upstream a more generic mechanism
that works in a broader range of machines, I'm all for it.

Regards,

Tomeu



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