Re: add lowpower_idle sysctl

From: Andrew Morton <akpm_at_osdl.org>
Date: 2004-03-19 09:35:04
"Kenneth Chen" <kenneth.w.chen@intel.com> wrote:
>
> >>>>> Andrew Morton wrote on Wed, March 17, 2004 7:28 PM
> > > "Kenneth Chen" <kenneth.w.chen@intel.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >  Writing to sysctl should be a bool, reading the value can be number of
> > >  module currently disabled low power idle.  I think the original intent
> > >  is to use ref count for enabling/disabling.  (granted, we copied the
> > >  code from other arch).
> >
> > OK, so why not give us:
> >
> > #define IDLE_HALT			0
> > #define IDLE_POLL			1
> > #define IDLE_SUPER_LOW_POWER_HALT	2
> >
> > and so forth (are there any others?).
> >
> > Set some system-wide integer via a sysctl and let the particular
> > architecture decide how best to implement the currently-selected
> > idle mode?
> 
> 
> Sounds good, Thanks for the suggestion. I just coded it up:
> 

Looks fine, thanks.  I'll queue that up pending some code which actually
uses it.  And the obligatory update to Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt ;)
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