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Please help me understand this quirk:

sudo pm-suspend, wait 5 minutes, wake up the machine, dmesg:

  [  817.724316] PM: Entering mem sleep
  [  820.380646] ACPI: Waking up from system sleep state S3

The printk seconds are obviously wrong! I've waited much more than 4 seconds between suspending and resuming... what gives?

(used ocelot 11.10, kernel is 3.0.0-12-generic)

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Well the timing is the system up-time. During suspend the system is not up, the counter is not incremented anymore. The reason for the 4 seconds is the time for suspending after the first message poped out and for waking, before the second message is printed. Thus this is normal.

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oops! right :) thanks for not pointing out that the question was silly. – ihadanny Nov 5 '11 at 21:06

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