[Pm-utils] [PATCH 1/8] pm-utils 1.2.3 proposed patches

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 11:38:30 PST 2008

2008/11/29 Michael Biebl <mbiebl at gmail.com>:
> 2008/11/29 Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org>:
>> On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 06:17:20PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
>>> 2008/11/29 Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org>:
>>> > The acpi_sleep parameter is a documented kernel interface and many
>>> > people currently rely upon it. It's not reasonable to override it.
>>> >
>>> Have you followed the discussion, why we added this?
>>> If we don't clear the acpi flags, we get all sort of weird and
>>> unexpected results.
>> So make it conditional on whether the user passed acpi_sleep to the
>> kernel. You can check /proc/cmdline.
> Would still be confusing as hell, if e.g. a user wants to test quirks and runs
> one of the vbe-* quirks, but what he actually gets is a strange mix of
> acpi_flags and vbe-* quirks.
> Past experience has shown, that users were confused by the old behaviour.
> It also bears the risk, that we get wrong suspend quirks from users
> and add them to hal-info (unless we don't forget to ask each time if
> the users has passed acpi flags via the kernel cmd line).

Oh, and we obviously also want, that users send us their fdi files
with the (correct) quirks for their plattform, so everyone benefits.

Supporting flags via /proc/cmdline  in pm-utils benefits noone, imho,
and we shouldn't encourage the usage of this interface.


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