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Re: FC6 and laptop suspend/resume: should be a high priority bug



On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 07:16:31 -0700, Paul Dickson wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:12:14 -0500, Paul Johnson wrote:
> 
> > The last kernel on which my Dell D820 latitude would suspend & resume
> > was 2.6.16.  For the last two months or so---all of th 2.6.17
> > versions--have failed.  The systems suspend, but don't resume.
> > 
> > There are plenty of reports like this in bugzilla.redhat.com.  My
> > opinion is that FC6 should not be released as final until the problem
> > is addressed.  What do you think?
> 
> Time flies...  The last Fedora kernel that suspend worked for me was
> created in late March (kernel-2.6.15-1.2064_FC6).  This is not a Fedora
> problem, per se, but a generic kernel problem.  I attempted a git bisect
> of the kernel code, but bisected code resulted in non-compilable kernels
> before I got very far.  2.6.16 works, 2.6.17 does not.
> 
> I have become used to suspend not working so I don't test it very often.
> I was quite surprised when I tested suspend in late February that it
> actually worked.  I was a bit bummed when it stopped, but I was not too
> bothered by it (my work pattern avoids it because it didn't work).
> 
> I think the problem has to do with the SATA suspend/resume code.  My
> notebook has a SATA controller which is connected to a PATA HD (Dell
> Inspiron 6000). 
> 
> With it looking like the SATA suspend/resume will be going into 2.6.19
> very soon, hopefully this problem will finally be laid to rest.

Have said the above and having a lot of updates applied, including a new
2.6.18 kernel, I decided to test suspend/resume once again.

Guess what.  It now works!

I've suspended twice and hibernated once already.  This is under
2.6.18-1.2689.fc6.

	-Paul


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