Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Tue Jun 1 23:53:00 CEST 2004

<lbios_kk at redfenix.com> writes:

> 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 the
> 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.


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