I'm sure if someone has thought of doing this
before, but I haven't found
mention of it anywhere.
Has any work been done toward the goal of "Hibernation"? I'm writing of
type that would use a separate partition equal to ram + swap space to store the
current memory state. If no one has done any work to this effect, how difficult
would it be? I may be willing to help the effort. I've never programmed for a
BIOS, but I've done mmap() stuff before.
For suspend to RAM there is legitimate BIOS involvement.
For all else the OS can do it.
As for the OS independence argument. I don't see the point of
making the hardware abstraction layer hardware independent.