[RFC PATCH v2 1/3] PM / Core: suspend_again callback for device PM.

Stanislav Brabec utx at penguin.cz
Wed Apr 27 05:46:43 EDT 2011

MyungJoo Ham wrote:

> As long as sysdevs are resumed and some devices/subsystems (I2C-PMIC,
> ADC, and RTC in my cases) can be selectively resumed and suspended, it
> is fine.
> Thus, your "alternative" suggestion is perfect with me. Actually, this
> is almost going back to the original hack. =)
> I'll submit next revision with platform_suspend_ops later.

Does kernel have something like "sleepy task" interface, e. g. special
mode that is triggered by some sort of interrupt and instead of going to
perform full resume, it just lets a hook to wake up "manually" needed
devices, perform the "sleepy task" and then tell the system whether full
resume is requested?

It can fit for Zaurus battery charging monitoring - timer interrupt
needs to wake just the SPI bus.

But I can imagine a GPS logger using such interface to save energy -
serial interrupt semi-wakes the system each second, but will not go to
do full resume. It just processes NMEA sentence and buffers the result.
Only if buffer becomes full, it issues full resume and writes data

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
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