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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] PM / Runtime: runtime: Add sysfs option for forcing runtime suspend
On Friday, September 25, 2015 10:29:55 AM Alan Stern wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Sep 2015, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > We are missing the "no remote wakeup" bit now (well, there is a PM QoS flag,
> > but it isn't very useful, so I'd prefer to replace it with a "no remote wakeup"
> > bit in struct dev_pm_info or something similar).
> >
> > That is actually quite important, because (a) we can save energy but not
> > configuring the device to do remote wakeup in the first place and (b) that
> > may involve more than just the driver (for example, disabling PCI or ACPI
> > remote wakeup involves the bus type or similar).
> >
> > So it looks like we need to be able to distinguish between "runtime suspend
> > with remote wakeup" and "runtime suspend without remote wakeup".
> >
> > And if we do the latter, we may not even need the "inhibit" thing any more,
> > because suspended devices without that are not configured to do remote wakeup
> > cannot really signal anything in the majority of cases.
> That works only for drivers that use autosuspend to go to low power in
> between events. It doesn't work for drivers that remain at full power
> as long as the device file is open. That kind of driver does require
> an "inhibit" interface.

Or an interface allowing user space to trigger pm_request_idle() for them.

So user space would change the "no remote wakeup" setting and then do the
"try to suspend now" thing.


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