Re: [linux-pm] [PATCH 0/8] Suspend block api (version 8)

On Sat, 5 Jun 2010 23:26:27 +0300
Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Supposing there's a perfect usage of suspend blockers from user-space
on current x86 platforms (in theory Android would have that), is the
benefit that big to consider this a strong argument in favor of
suspend blockers? Considering the small amount of x86 platforms using
Android (is there any?), the fact that nobody else will use suspend
blockers, and that x86 is already being fixed (as mentioned many times
before) so dynamic PM is possible, I don't think we should be
considering current x86 at all for suspend blockers.

A solution for the desktop to deprecate having to shut down the
machine would not be that bad, wouldn;t it? (Why have I to shut down
my machine anyway?)

In my opinion such a decision (when to shutdown) has to be guided by
userspace knowledge.
Future x86 hardware is to be fixed (as I read in this discussion), so
using suspend blockers could be the tool of choice.

But alright. Let's be a little bit more focused on the present

1) There currently is no other solution.
2) It is a first stepping stone to bringing android to mainline.
3) Any "perfect" solution will emerge anyway. As there are so many
people with so strong opinions engaged in this discussion, I'm
4) If there is a better solution, android will shurely adapt it as
soon as it is there.

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