The power management summit
Posted Jul 20, 2005 16:21 UTC (Wed) by josh_stern
Parent article: Kernel Summit 2005: The power management summit
Resuming after suspension on WinXP doesn't work all that reliably either, especially in the video area, even though the people who wrote the modules presumably had access to all the available card specs.
Regarding the issue with virtual consoles and video cards with lots of RAM - 1 GB of video ram *is* a power user who could be expected to afford a few dollars extra for a few GB more of swap space, so it seems to me that the preferred approach would be to treat the video memory as a special part of the virtual memory system that gets pre-paged to swap at a very low priority and perhaps with some built in latency - in that case there would usually be little extra delay when switching.
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