hoping for suspend2 support in feisty

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Wed Nov 29 00:54:11 GMT 2006

On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 06:56:16PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 16:02 +0100, Florian Hackenberger wrote:
> > On Tuesday 28 November 2006 15:11, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > >  The chances of suspend2 itself fixing anything
> > > are pretty miniscule.
> > But AFAIK suspend2 is much faster than swsusp if compression (LZF) is enabled. 
> > I don't use swsusp, because it's just too slow with 1GB of RAM and my Laptop 
> > HD. Before switching to Ubuntu I used Gentoo and its hibernate support 
> > (suspend2) was MUCH faster. Maybe patching the kernel to support suspend2, 
> > while still using our suspend scripts would be a good idea. Some other 
> > attractive features of suspend2:
> One of the main reasons I wont support suspend2 being in our kernel is
> the size of the delta to include it in our sources. The more differences
> we have between our kernel, and upstream, the more overhead in
> supporting it, whether it is security updates, or synchronizing with
> upstream (conflicts in code merges), not to mention updates to these
> patches from suspend2.
> So even if suspend2 were a little more beneficial, it doesn't make sense
> for us to include it. It DOES make sense for the suspend2 folks to get
> their stuff in the upstream kernel. It's irrational for a project so
> desired by users to be continually left out of upstream, and have those
> users expect distro maintainers to do all the work in supporting it like
> this.
> So instead of asking Ubuntu, or any other distro for that matter, to
> include such large patches, it would be better if people asked the
> suspend2 maintainers to work on getting things merged with the mainline
> kernel.

AIUI, Nigel has given up trying to get suspend2 merged, as the current
suspend maintainer doesn't want to merge it and wants to wait until
he implements uswsusp instead.

Please let me know if I'm wrong but last I heard that was the case.


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