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SubjectRe: CELF interest in suspend-to-flash
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Hi.

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 06:39, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 13:41 -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 04:59, Tim Bird wrote:
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > Lately, the CE Linux Forum power management working group is showing some
> > > > interest in suspend-to-flash. Is there any current work in this area?
> > > >
> > > > Who should we talk to if we want to get involved with this (or lead
> > > > an effort if there isn't one)?
> > >
> > > Can flash be treated as a swap device at the moment? If so, it might
> > > simply be a matter of specifying the same parameter used in swapon for
> > > the resume2= boot parameter.
> >
> > Sure, you only need to have the flash as a block device (ie driven
> > by the IDE code).
>
> That's true, if you are talking about Compact FLash which pretends to be
> a harddisk, but I assume that the embedded people are talking about raw
> FLASH chips. It's possible do this, but it will need some tweaks to the
> MTD code

Alternatively, a new module could be written for suspend to read/write
to it. If your idea is just tweaks, it will probably be quicker to
implement (and... I don't have access to the hardware).

Regards,

Nigel
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Christian Reformed Church of Tuggeranong
PO Box 1004, Tuggeranong, ACT 2901

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died for the ungodly. -- Romans 5:6

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