[systemd-devel] [RFC] [PATCHv3 3/3] resume-generator: add a generator for instantiating the resume unit.

Ivan Shapovalov intelfx100 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 11:27:40 PDT 2014

On Monday 25 August 2014 at 19:58:52, Lennart Poettering wrote:	
> [...]
> One more question though, regarding the terminology. So far we used the
> following terms:
>     "suspend" → means suspend-to-ram
>     "hibernate" → means suspend-to-disk
>     "hybrid-sleep" → means both STR + STD combined
>     "sleep" → a generic term for all of the above.
> Now, I do wonder how we should call the operation when we come back from
> the sleep states.
> To me "resume" would probably most clearly be the reverse of "suspend",
> but you actually are looking for the reverse of "hibernate" here. 
> The reverse of "sleep" would be "wake" I figure...
> On the kernel side the terminology for all of this is completely
> random. Especially given that the input layer names some keys with the
> precise opposite of what the PM layer calls the operations... But we
> really should try to clean this up a bit when exposing this in
> userspace...
> So, dunno, what's the antonym of "hibernate"? SOmething like "thaw"
> maybe? Any native english speakers with ideas?
> Lennart

I've called it "resume" just because the kernel command line parameter
is named "resume=", kernel messages use the term "resume", the arch initramfs
hook is also named "resume" and so on... This may be inconsistent globally,
but the opposite of hibernation is called "resume" pretty much everywhere.

However, suggestions welcome.

Ivan Shapovalov / intelfx /
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