On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 9:05 PM, <mario.limoncie...@dell.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andy Shevchenko [mailto:andy.shevche...@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:11 PM
>> To: Limonciello, Mario <mario_limoncie...@dell.com>
>> Cc: Rafael J . Wysocki <r...@rjwysocki.net>; ACPI Devel Maling List <linux-
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>> Subject: Re: [RFC] power/hibernate: Make passing hibernate offsets more
>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 7:43 PM, Mario Limonciello
>> <mario.limoncie...@dell.com> wrote:
>> > Currently the only way to specify a hibernate offset for a swap
>> > file is on the kernel command line.
>> > This makes some changes to improve:
>> > 1) Add a new /sys/power/disk_offset that lets userspace specify
>> > the offset and disk to use when initiating a hibernate cycle.
>> > 2) Adjust /sys/power/resume interpretation to also read in an
>> > offset.
>> Read is okay per se (not consistent though), showing is not.
>> It might break an ABI.
> Right this is part of why I was proposing making a new attribute.
> The current RFC implementation I sent keeps the read output the
> same for /sys/power/resume.
You also need to retain the write behavior of it.
A new attribute is fine if it helps, but the behavior of the existing
one cannot change (both sides).