[PATCH -mm] kexec jump -v9
pavel at ucw.cz
Wed Mar 12 04:57:14 EDT 2008
> > > > The features of this patch can be used for as follow:
> > > >
> > > > - 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.
> > > >
> > >
> > > The main usage of this functionality is for hibernation. I am not sure
> > > what has been the conclusion of previous discussions.
> > >
> > > Rafael/Pavel, does the approach of doing hibernation using a separate
> > > kernel holds promise?
> > Its certainly "more traditional" method of doing hibernation than
> > tricks swsusp currently plays.
> What exactly are you referring to?
Well, traditionaly it is 'A saves B to disk' (like bootloader saves
kernel&userspace). In swsusp we have 'kernel saves itself'... which
works, too, but is pretty different design.
> > Now, I guess they are some difficulties, like ACPI integration, and
> > some basic drawbacks, like few seconds needed to boot second kernel
> > during suspend.
> > ...OTOH this is probably only chance to eliminate freezer from
> > swsusp...
> Some facts:
> * There's no reason to think that we can't use this same mechanism for
> hibernation (the only difficulty seems to be the handling of devices used for
> saving the image).
Ok, at least kexec makes handling of suspend device easier.
> Moreover, if this had been the _only_ argument for the $subject functionality,
> I'd have been against it.
Fortunately its not the only one :-).
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