Kernel Summit 2006: Software suspend
Posted Jul 18, 2006 10:27 UTC (Tue) by bojan
In reply to: Kernel Summit 2006: Software suspend
Parent article: Kernel Summit 2006: Software suspend
> It's a pain that you like your out of tree playfield instead of fixing the in tree solution.
I think that's not fair. The in-tree solution doesn't offer many capabilities Suspend2 does. And every time some new feature is proposed, it's always "let's do the basics first" or "kernel is the wrong place to do it". Well, basics are mostly fine (there are bugs, sure, but which subsystem in the kernel doesn't have them?). And whether kernel is the right place to do it or not, only time will tell. How are other OSes that don't have suspend/resume problem (e.g. Windows, OSX) doing this, anyway?
What's missing from the in-tree solution is speed, versitility and user friendliness. And that's what Suspend2 is mostly about. Actually, that's what uswsusp is about too, minus the "no setup" bit.
Driver support is a problem shared between all suspend solutions. It was actually Nigel that fixed many driver issues during the course of supporting Suspend2 users.
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