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Re: IDEA: Shortening boot-time



On fre, 2004-07-23 at 22:03 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 06:38:34PM -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> > A good point, but note that "not always on" does not necessarily mean 
> > "needs to boot". That's why hibernation was invented. There's no reason you 
> > couldn't hibernate a laptop, and have huge "up times" with the power 
> > removed. The question then becomes what kind of hibernation support is 
> > available under Linux.
> 
> And the answer is: a lot, but you're very very lucky if it works.

There are a number of different kernel patches to implement this, none
of which really work, and it's not integrated well with userspace, I see
no option to hibernate the machine when I log out of GNOME fx.

Hibernation isn't an option currently.

- David





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