Plymouth v. hibernation

Bojan Smojver bojan at
Mon Oct 3 18:08:56 PDT 2011

AFAICT, when in-kernel hibernation/thaw is done, plymouth is not
involved, so we just get a blank screen with a blinking cursor at the
top left of the screen (e.g. Fedora 15).

So, just thinking that it would be useful to:

- put a cut down version of libply into the kernel
- on hibernate/thaw, use call_userhelper to start plymouthd
- do progress bar from within the kernel using libply on hibernate/thaw

Alternatively, we can call both plymouth/plymouthd as user space apps
and then pipe commands from the kernel into plymouth (not sure whether
plymouth can read stdin right now, but that should not be difficult to



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