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SubjectRe: [Suspend2-devel] Re: uswsusp history lesson
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Hi.

On Sunday 09 July 2006 23:51, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Sunday 09 July 2006 03:05, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> > On Sun, 2006-07-09 at 02:32 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > I wanted to point out that delay between "okay, I want this gone" and
> > > the code disappearing from kernel tarball is about a year.
> >
> > OK, so the period for this kind of solution(s) to completely go away is
> > even longer.
> >
> > Which brings me to my point. Given that with my proposal you would have
> > zero involvement with Suspend2 code (i.e. you would not be obligated to
> > fix/touch/do anything in *any way*), why not give Nigel a go? The man is
> > obviously willing to do stuff on his own and it won't cost you anything.
>
> The problem is he _can't_ do it on his own if he wants the code merged,
> because for this purpose some people have to review it, and that's not
> only me or Pavel, but also architecture maintainers, memory management
> maintainers, and probably some other people too. Moreover, Nigel needs
> to address the issues raised by the reviewers.
>
> > And if it doesn't work out - well, though luck for Nigel.
>
> Some people have reviewed some parts of suspend2 recently and there
> were some comments to address. Now it's up to Nigel to address them or
> not, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. It'll take quite some time to
> review the entire suspend2 and address all of the issues that people may
> have with it. This is a long way to go, but I personally am not against
> doing it.
>
> Now there's the separate problem that we have to share _some_ code.
> To an absolute minimum, we have to share the freezer code and the
> code that handles devices, because it's also shared by suspend-to-RAM.
> The code that handles devices is already shared, but we also _have_ _to_
> share the freezer code. Therefore, as long as suspend2 adds some code
> to the freezer, it's not even close to be considerable for merging.

If Suspend2 added code in a way that broke swsusp, I would agree. But it
doesn't.

Regards,

Nigel
--
Nigel, Michelle and Alisdair Cunningham
5 Mitchell Street
Cobden 3266
Victoria, Australia
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