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SubjectRe: -nice tree [was Re: [Swsusp-devel] Re: swsusp problems [was Re: Your opinion on the merge?]]
On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 23:27:45 +0100, Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz> wrote:

> Hi!
>
>> By the way, here's an example where having the /proc interface is a good
>> thing: which do you use? zip compression, lzf compression or no
>> compression? Until recently I always used lzf compression. I just
>
> We should select one, and drop the others.
>
> gzip is useless for almost everyone -> gets little testing -> is
> probably broken.
>
>> upgraded my laptop's hard drive, and found I wasn't getting the
>> performance improvements in suspending I expected. It turns out that the
>> CPU is now the limiting factor. Because I had the /proc interface, I
>> could easily adjust the debug settings to show me throughput and then
>> try a couple of suspend cycles with compression enabled and with it
>> disabled. Without the /proc interface, I would have had to have
>> recompiled the kernel to switch settings. (I didn't try gzip because I
>> knew it wasn't going to be a contender for me).
>

/proc is needed a lot

- enable escape
- select reboot mode
which is essential for multibooting. We use it all the time to
boot various installations of Linux
- select compression none, lzw or gzip
none is used when disk faster that cpu-limited lzf
lzf is used when cpu is fast enough to compress to disk
Fast CPU can do 100MB/s+ to 50MB/s drives
gzip is used by some who care about image size eg flash users
- keep image mode (when compiled in)
which is used for embedded kiosks for example
Boeing requested and uses it
- default console level
Controls console messages or nice display
- access debug info header
This is needed to analyze swsusp2 performance
- access resume parameters
Saves a reboot when changing parameters
- activate
swsusp2 activation independent of apci, apm
- last result
info on why swsusp2 did not suspend such as out of
memory or swap or freezing failure
- access version info
could be dropped in mainline
- access interface version info
could be dropped in mainline

Michael

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