[Pm-utils] Re: Better integration with power management scripts

Holger Macht hmacht at suse.de
Thu Apr 27 14:34:05 PDT 2006

On Thu 27. Apr - 22:23:13, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 17:15 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > hughsie, pjones, mjg59: Are you guys opposed to having a notifier
> > interface?
> No, but i don't think it will ever be used. mjg59 was bang on when he
> said that 99% of the time spent suspending is kernel side, and if
> anything is going to go *boom* then it will be that.

Not anymore. Since 2.6.17-rc1, where uswsusp came in, at least half is
done in userspace.


> I asked my g/f (non technical user) what she thought of notifying the
> user on failure.
> She said "if suspend doesn't work then I won't ever use it" -- implying
> that if the suspend fails and pops up a message, then we've failed. You
> tell my g/f "too little swap space" or "nv.ko failed to unload" she'll
> be screaming for the windows xp disks again.
> Richard.

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