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What: /sys/devices/.../state_synced
Date: May 2020
Contact: Saravana Kannan <>
The /sys/devices/.../state_synced attribute is only present for
devices whose bus types or driver provides the .sync_state()
callback. The number read from it (0 or 1) reflects the value
of the device's 'state_synced' field. A value of 0 means the
.sync_state() callback hasn't been called yet. A value of 1
means the .sync_state() callback has been called.
Generally, if a device has sync_state() support and has some of
the resources it provides enabled at the time the kernel starts
(Eg: enabled by hardware reset or bootloader or anything that
run before the kernel starts), then it'll keep those resources
enabled and in a state that's compatible with the state they
were in at the start of the kernel. The device will stop doing
this only when the sync_state() callback has been called --
which happens only when all its consumer devices are registered
and have probed successfully. Resources that were left disabled
at the time the kernel starts are not affected or limited in
any way by sync_state() callbacks.