The other suspend..
Posted Jul 7, 2006 0:01 UTC (Fri) by huaz
Parent article: Major suspend changes
I use Linux as development but not on my laptop, but I've watched the "war" about suspend on lkml countless times. Each time it's the same: suspend2 couldn't get in because the current maintainer doesn't like it.
It has been years, yet Linux lacks a top-quality implementation. It's not that there is lack of talent or engineering time, but more and more like "legacy" and "politics".
I am sure Negal would like to work it out with other developers if they offer honest help, but when it comes to "competition" and "you want to replace my code", it becomes not just a technical issue anymore, and it does no good to anyone. I understand Linus/Andrew want the people involved to work it out, but sometimes it just can't happen.
I envy Linus has the position to go ahead and make his own decisions. Most others don't. I wish one day Linus himself got tired of non-working suspend and just replace the in-kernel swsusp code wholesale. (yeah he did it once at 2.4.10 time).
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