#10363 NORM 10.1.3: Auto-Suspend gets in the way when sharing over Salut

Paul Fox pgf at laptop.org
Wed Oct 13 20:44:27 EDT 2010

james wrote:
 > On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 01:20:17PM +0200, Simon Schampijer wrote:
 > > Ok, my point was that I do not have to unlink the files in Sugar,
 > > since powerd takes care of that.
 > It would be more efficient for the activity to unlink the files rather
 > than leave the job to powerd.  The activity can know it needs to be
 > done.  powerd has to find out by calling kill(2) with a sig of 0 in
 > inhibit_files_present().  powerd executes in bash, and kill is a
 > builtin, so it's not a huge cost.

if it's trivial for the activity, sure, but it's not very expensive
for powerd -- it's exactly the cost of a kill and an unlink.  there's
much juicier, much lower fruit on the tree to be had, i'm sure.

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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