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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PM: make VT switching to the suspend console optional v2
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On Sunday, February 03, 2013 09:56:09 AM Jesse Barnes wrote:
> On Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:50:35 +0100
> "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
> > > > + * Drivers can indicate support for switchless suspend/resume, which can
> > > > + * save time and flicker, by using this routine and passing 'false' as
> > > > + * the argument. If any loaded driver needs VT switching, or the
> > > > + * no_console_suspend argument has been passed on the command line, VT
> > > > + * switches will occur.
> > > > + */
> > >
> > > It seems to me that we'll need a separate counter for the number of registered
> > > drivers and do the switch if that number is equal to the number of drivers that
> > > have passed false to this thing.
> > >
> > > In which case we can simplify this slightly and introduce
> > > pm_vt_swtich_not_required(void)
> >
> > Sorry, that won't be sufficient. Rather something like pm_vt_switch_get()
> > (indicating "I'll do the switch, thanks") and pm_vt_switch_put() (indicating
> > "now you need to do the switch yourself").
>
> I thought of both of your approaches before posting this one, but each
> have other problems. And I found a bug in mine last night.
>
> So I think I need a separate count of drivers that need the switch, and
> ones that don't. Then if either no driver has registered or if the
> need_switch count is nonzero, we'll do the switch. Otherwise, if the
> dont_need_switch is nonzero, we can avoid the switch. I think that'll
> handle all the cases I outlined.

Yes, it should cover them all I think.

> My code as posted will fail if one driver needs a switch but then two
> switch free drivers register.

I see.

Thanks,
Rafael


--
I speak only for myself.
Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.


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