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

Victor Lowther victor.lowther at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 08:55:35 PST 2008

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 05:22:38PM +0100, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
> Yes, and i have written them down a thousand times. But nobody seems
> interested :-)
> Basically the arguments are:
> - you don't need storage for e.g. vbetool vbestate save
> - it is less prone to race conditions (and it could be improved to make
>   them go away by locking the VT switching)
> - less dependencies
> - (not done yet): you could mlock() it, so that it actually resumes
>   machines that kill their harddrive during suspend, so that they are
>   more easily debugged.

And with pm-utils in its current state, that it trivially easy to do:
* Modify the uswsusp module to use s2ram and remove the -f flag from
* (optional) Arrange for s2ram and s2both to use the paramters passed
  from HAL and/or the user instead of their internal whitelist.
* Delete 20video and 99video.
* Profit.
> But i am sure there are much more arguments on this mailinglist that show me
> that i am totally wrong and not knowing what i am doing wrt. suspend to ram :-)
> Have fun,
> 	Stefan
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Victor Lowther
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