[Pm-utils] [PATCH 6/7] This patch adds framebuffer console handling routines.

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 08:05:44 PST 2008

2008/2/13, Victor Lowther <victor.lowther at gmail.com>:
> It is the only thing that we were missing from the s2ram tools.

Serious question: Why don't we just use s2ram at first place instead
of reimplementing the functionality? I mean, we already rely on
external packages (vbetools) for the video handling stuff, so we could
just as well rely on s2ram *instead*.
Is it, because s2ram comes bundled together with s2disk and you don't
want to use userspace hibernate? In that case, we could split s2ram
and s2disk into separate binary packages.

Imho using s2ram (with the quirks provided by hal, and optionally
fallback to the builtin whitelist) seems like a good solution.

I'm sure, Stefan also has some good technical arguments, why it's a
good idea to do the video state store/restore in a single binary.

Comments welcome.


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