[oi-dev] [developer] suspend/resume in Illumos

randyf at sibernet.com randyf at sibernet.com
Tue Jun 11 21:29:23 UTC 2019


On Tue, 11 Jun 2019, Toomas Soome via illumos-developer wrote:

> I’d say, anything to encourage people to try, use and join to develop [illumos] is very welcome. Better laptop support will definitely be
> bonus.

   Betting better graphics support would be higher on the list (yea, the 
other 'dropped' project).

   Cheers!

 	---- Randy

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> On 11 Jun 2019, at 22:58, Garrett D'Amore <garrett at damore.org> wrote:
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>       My gut instinct is that this isn’t that interesting – most everyone is running illumos in either VMs, or in datacenter
>       applications where suspend/resume has little if any applicability.
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>       While the work itself is probably interesting, and it may enable new applications for illumos, the concern I’d have would be
>       detraction from other more pressing work, without any clear use cases for it.
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>       That said, if someone (you?) wanted to spend cycles on this for personal satisfaction, I hardly see any reason to discourage it,
>       and I’m fairly certain if the risks of the new code being introduced are small (or well managed by sufficient testing for
>       example), I can’t see any other reason we would reject a suitably formed RTI.
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>       From: randyf at sibernet.com
>       Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:10 AM
>       To: oi-dev at openindiana.org; developer at lists.illumos.org
>       Subject: [developer] suspend/resume in Illumos
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> I have a question for developers here:
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>     How important is suspend/resume for OI/Illumos (including S4)?
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> One of the incomplete projects left behind was S4 (lack of need, and a
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> hard to identify bug stifled it's integration).  It is non-trivial, and
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> needs updated s/r core code (added configuration and significant
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> restructuring, as well as likely assistance from developers knowlegable in
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> other Illumos internals), but if this is an uninteresting feature, it is
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> likey not worth the effort (recent bugs suggest that few if anyone use
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> it); however, it wouldn't be too hard to resurect (though would still take
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> several months of work).
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>    Cheers!
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>         ---- Randy
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