TuxOnIce in Ubuntu kernel?

Chow Loong Jin hyperair at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 19 13:07:22 UTC 2009

On Monday 19,October,2009 08:32 PM, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> This question has come up _several_ times in the past. We've refused to carry
> the Tux-on-ice patch for the following reasons:
>  - Due to its size and complexity (distro kernel maintenance becomes harder)
>  - Upstream compatibility (changing to TOI means a different set of bugs than
>  any other distro, again leading to maintenance issues)
I understand these two concerns, but unfortunately, I can't answer to those. A
diffstat from my local git tree shows:
 109 files changed, 18005 insertions(+), 158 deletions(-)
which constitutes quite a lot of changes.

>  - It requires its own scripts (IIRC) (again divergence from upstream and
>  hence new set of bugs and maintenance issues)
There's a CONFIG_ parameter that makes TOI run in swsusp emulation mode, which
makes TOI a drop-in replacement for swsusp which we currently use, if I'm not

> No doubt that TOI has some very nice features that our users would like.
> Hopefully Nigel and Rafael can now extract those features from TOI and
> integrated them into the upstream kernel.
I'm fine either way, it's just that it'd be really awesome to see
hibernate/resume work *fast* as it does with TOI, unlike our current methods.

Thanks for your input anyway.
Kind regards,
Chow Loong Jin (GPG: 0x8F02A411)
Ubuntu Contributing Developer

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