Idle-suspend a little too intrusive to user experience?

Richard A. Smith richard at
Mon May 10 14:47:47 EDT 2010

On 05/10/2010 10:38 AM, Paul Fox wrote:

>   >  2. The machine suspends frequently while it is loading a web page, and
>   >  does not wake up, meaning that the web page doesn't finish loading
>   >  until you realise what's happened and intervene
> i'm going to venture a guess that the network there isn't quite
> as responsive as it is here at 1cc.  right now we inhibit based
> mostly on outbound network traffic within 5 seconds of the
> suspend point.  in the case of slow DNS or web-server response, i
> can imagine that that might not be sufficient.  the mechanics
> within powerd for doing the detection are a little cumbersome
> right now -- i think i know how to fix it, but it's non-trivial.
> if i can rework it, it will be much easier (i hope) to extend the
> detection interval.

Is it suspending in the act of sending or while waiting for the response 

I'm curious why the the incoming response packets are not causing a WOL.

Richard A. Smith  <richard at>
One Laptop per Child

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