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SubjectRe: Suspend2 is getting a new name.
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Hi,

On Tuesday, 3 July 2007 00:08, Nigel Cunningham wrote:
> Hi.
>
> On Tuesday 03 July 2007 05:18:39 Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > Nigel Cunningham wrote:
> > > Hi all.
> > >
> > > Suspend2's name is changing to "TuxOnIce".
> > >
> > > This is for a couple of reasons:
> > >
> > > In recent discussions on LKML, the point was made that the word "Suspend"
> is
> > > confusing. It is used to refer to both suspending to disk and suspending
> to
> > > ram. Life will be simpler if we more clearly differentiate the two.
> > >
> > > The name Suspend2 came about a couple of years ago when we made the 2.0
> > > release and started self-hosting. If we ever get to a 3.0 release, the
> name
> > > could become even more confusing! (And there are already problems with
> people
> > > confusing the name with swsusp and talking about uswsusp as version 3!).
> > >
> > > http://www.suspend2.net is still working at the moment, but we'll shift to
> > > http://www.tuxonice.net over the next while. The wiki and bugzilla are
> > > already done; email will remain on suspend2.net for a little while and git
> > > trees will be renamed at the time of the next stable release.
> > >
> > I guess this is "good news, bad news" time. The good news is that the
> > "suspend with working resume" project is still active, the bad news is
> > that making provisions for long term out of mainline operation sounds as
> > if you have no hope of getting this code into the mainline kernel. :-(
>
> Let's not turn this into a flamewar, please. This is just a name change,
> nothing more.
>
> As far as I know, the desire on Rafael's part and mine is still to get at
> least some of the functionality merged. The only reason this isn't happening
> yet is that we're both busy with other aspects of the work. Rafael is
> focussing on infrastructure issues, I'm focussing on minimising the diff and
> finishing off cleaning up and adding comments to functions.

That's correct, thanks for saying this!

My first target is to introduce a framework allowing drivers to have different
callbacks for hibernation and suspend. Unfortunately, that turned out to
require quite a lot of work - and time - to do.

Greetings,
Rafael


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