[PATCH 0/2 -mm] kexec based hibernation -v5

Huang, Ying ying.huang at intel.com
Thu Oct 11 23:19:32 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 12:17 +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Thursday, 11 October 2007 04:13, Huang, Ying wrote:
> > Kexec base hibernation has some potential advantages over uswsusp and
> > TuxOnIce (suspend2). Some most obvious advantages are:
> Well, I have some doubts as far as the obviousness is concerned.

OK, I will remove the "obvious".

> > 1. The hibernation image size can exceed half of memory size easily.
> This is also possible with TuxOnIce.

I will add detail description about this. It is possible with TuxOnIce,
and hard with u/swsusp.

> > 2. The hibernation image can be written to and read from almost
> >    anywhere, such as USB disk, NFS.
> This is possible with uswsusp, at least in theory, probably with TuxOnIce too.

I will remove this.

> > 3. It is possible to eliminate freezer from kexec based hibernation
> >    implementation.
> This isn't true as long as we have not changed the handling of devices
> (which is in the works, but will take time).

I know it has not been implemented yet. I just say that it is possible
for khibernation and it is almost impossible for u/swsusp and TuxOnIce.

> > 4. Based on kexec/kdump implementation, the kernel code needed is
> >    less.
> Well, maybe.

Best Regards,
Huang Ying

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