Re: add lowpower_idle sysctl

From: Andrew Morton <akpm_at_osdl.org>
Date: 2004-03-19 11:09:13
Todd Poynor <tpoynor@mvista.com> wrote:
>
> 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.

That sounds suitable, thanks.
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