Re: [SoftwareSuspend-devel] 2.6 Suspend PM issues
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sat Dec 18 2004 - 02:44:56 EST
> > > > By what was discussed wrt ALSA issue I gather that you still resume
> > > > _all_ drivers after doing the atomic copy?
> > > >
> > > > As explained earlier this year, if this is the case, it is firstly
> > > > unacceptable as it will result in loss of data in many applications and
> > > > secondly very clumsy.
> > > >
> > > > Example With 2.4 OK, with 2.6 It would fail:
> > > > A datalogger connected to a seral port of a notebook in the field. Data
> > > > transfer in progress which can be put on hold bo lowering RTS (HW
> > > > handshake) but _cannot_ be restarted. Battery low, must suspend to
> > > > change battery, upon resume transfer can continue.
> > > >
> > > > Will this be taken care of?
> > Driver will get enough info in its resume routine ("hey, it is resume,
> > but it is only resume after atomic copy"), so it can ignore the resume
> > if it really needs to.
> Each driver has to make the decision when to ignore resume? that would add a
> lot of bloat as well as lots of work to implement and test the changes for
> 100s of drivers...
No, only those drivers where extra resume does some damage. So far I
know about one, and that's your data logging device.
People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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