Re: Zen kernel, what are advantages if any?

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On Thursday 11 February 2010 15:10:49 Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 14:02 +0100, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> >> Bill Davidsen wrote:
> >>> As for TuxOnIce, you can hardly blame people for wanting software which
> >>> will not only suspend but includes resume. Suspend/Hibernate are pretty
> >>> broken, for many people TOI works.
> >>
> >> How true!
> >
> > And for many people ndiswrapper works (for some values of "works"). That
> > doesn't make it the right way to solve the problem for everyone.
> 
> implicitly comparing a hack (which runs Windows code in Linux kernel space)
> to tuxonice (which is opensource, trying to get merged in mainline for
>  years and actually working where its official alternatives don't) tells a
>  long story about how distorted the perception of tuxonice can be.

So what are the reasons for its absence from the mainline kernel then? If it 
works better than the current mechanisms and is open source, why does it take 
years to get it into mainline? Is there some showstopper/disadvantage/problem?

Best, :-)
Marko

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