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Am Mittwoch 25 April 2007 schrieb Linus Torvalds:

> And that's a *fundamental* problem. If the STD people cannot even
> realize that they have less to do with "suspend" than to "reboot", how
> do you ever expect them to get anything to work, and not affect other
> things negatively?
>
> Yeah, I'm down on it. I'm down on it because every person involved with
> the whole STD thing seems to have basically zero taste, and a total
> inability to work with anybody else.

Hello Linus!

I am no kernel developer. But I understand what you are trying to tell
here.

I agree that suspend to ram and snapshot should be handled differently by
drivers. And unlike schedulers - whether it be I/O or process related
ones - I think it should be quite easy to settle and decide on *one*
implementation for each feature. It least it doesn't look as difficult as
deciding on a scheduler which works for all the different workloads to
me.

I do not believe that the reasons preventing this to happen until now are
of pure technical nature.

I think snapshotting is a very important feature. I would patch it into my
kernels if it was removed. But then I am using suspend2 anyway.

Regards,
--
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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