Re: add lowpower_idle sysctl

From: Todd Poynor <>
Date: 2004-03-19 09:59:54
Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:

>>Set some system-wide integer via a sysctl and let the particular
>>architecture decide how best to implement the currently-selected idle mode?
> I'm wondering whether the setting of these magic numbers can't be done
> using cpufreq infrastructure.

I'd vote for using Patrick Mochel's PM subsystem and use a standard set 
of identifiers that are mapped to a platform-specific idle behavior, in 
much the same way as platform suspend modes are handled today.  For 
example, strings echoed to /sys/power/idle could be an interface.  If 
folks are amenable to this I'd be happy to supply a (generic) patch for it.

Todd Poynor
MontaVista Software

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