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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ying Huang continues to work on his kexec-based hibernation patches. Currently only supporting the i386 architecture, Ying notes, "the setup of hibernation/restore is fairly complex. I will continue working on simplifying."
Following up to the latest round of kexec-based hibernation patches posted to the Linux Kernel mailing list it was asked how performance would compare to other hibernation solutions. Ying suggested that with not-yet implemented optimizations it should offer comparable performance:
"In general, for kexec based hibernation, what increases hibernation/wakeup time: One extra Linux boot is needed to hibernate and wakeup."