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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] Re: [PATCH 0/2] Kexec jump: The first step to kexec base hibernation
On Friday, 13 July 2007 16:37, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > I missed this discussion. is this idea to suspend, write to disk, but
> > > leave things in ram so that if you wakeup soon enough you have everything
> > > for ram, but if you don't and the battery dies you can restore from disk?
> > >
> > > if so I think it's a mistake to mix the two. it would be better to just
> > > suspend to ram, and wake up once in a while to check the battery state and
> > > when the battery gets low enough do the suspend to disk.
> > >
> > > otherwise you end up mixing the requirements of the two types of suspend,
> > > which is how things got so ugly in the first place.
> >
> > Not necessarily. If we don't put devices into low power states before creating
> > the image, that should work just fine (quiesce devices, create the image or
> > kexec the new kernel, reprobe devices, save the image, suspend to RAM,
> > resume from RAM, continue - or restore from the image if power failed in the
> > meantime). Still, for this purpose, both kernels need to be able to handle the
> > same set of devices.
> Why?
> Suppose the kexec kernel can't handle some device. The normal kernel
> has already quiesced the device, so it will remain quiescent while the
> kexec kernel runs and throughout the suspend. When the regular kernel
> regains control the device will be ready for use. I don't see any
> problem.

On an ACPI system the device may be in a power state that doesn't allow us to
enter S3 (in theory, that is).


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