Re: add lowpower_idle sysctl

From: Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane_at_linuxpower.ca>
Date: 2004-03-19 11:43:05
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004, Todd Poynor 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.

Ta, sounds good, give us a look.

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