[linux-pm] [PATCH -mm 2/2] kexec jump -v11: save/restore device state

Huang, Ying ying.huang at intel.com
Tue Jun 10 21:01:14 EDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 14:01 -0400, Len Brown wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Huang, Ying wrote:
> > This patch implements devices state save/restore before after kexec.
> > 
> > 
> > This patch together with features in kexec_jump patch can be used for
> > following:
> > 
> > - A simple hibernation implementation without ACPI support. You can
> >   kexec a hibernating kernel, save the memory image of original system
> >   and shutdown the system. When resuming, you restore the memory image
> >   of original system via ordinary kexec load then jump back.
> What part of ACPI's role in hibernation are you trying to avoid
> 1. enabling wake devices
> 2. removing power from the system
> 3. something else?

ACPI S5 is used instead of S4 for this simple hibernation
implementation. That is, before creating the hibernation image, the ACPI
_PTS is not executed, devices are not put into low power state and wake
devices are not enabled. After creating the hibernation image, the image
is saved to disk and system is shutdown (go to S5). When resuming from
hibernated image, ACPI _BFS and _WAK are not executed too.

Best Regards,
Huang Ying

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