SATA Suspend Kernel Patch

Dave Jones davej at
Tue Jan 10 23:54:07 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 11:28:32AM -0500, D Canfield wrote:
 > D Canfield wrote:
 > >Is there any chance we're going to see the SATA Suspend kernel patch 
 > >included in FC5 (BZ 169201)?  I don't understand what the holdup is 
 > >from it getting into Linus's tree (he's asked someone to submit it to 
 > >him), but every other major distro seems to be using it successfully 
 > >and it seems like one of the test releases would be a good time to try 
 > >it if there's concern about it's stability.  Just wondering if anyone 
 > >knew the status.
 > >
 > >Thanks
 > >DC
 > >
 > Following up, the thinkwiki suggests that this patch is now in the 
 > kernel 2.6.16 development.  So now the patch is "blessed."  Maybe it can 
 > wait for 2.6.16 to be rolled in, but my concern is now with timing.  
 > Will kernel updates be rolled in all through FC development, or will 
 > there be a stabilizing point at which the kernel needs to freeze (more 
 > than just a week or two before release, I mean)?

We considered stopping at .15 and letting things simmer for a few
weeks to nail down any problems, but from initial impressions, .15
isn't particularly stable (especially in the VM dept), and there's a
bunch of .16rc bits that we'll definitly want in FC5 (sky2, sata
suspend, various other driver updates) so rebasing to .16rc after
test2 isn't a painfully hard decision to make.

We froze at .15 for test2 because the first few snapshots
after a point release are usually way too bumpy, and then
even out over time.   For those who want to live on the razors edge,
my page at should
have the latest upstream snapshot based kernels that will go out
to rawhide post-test2.

 > And more generally, will FC5 be as aggressive with updates (both kernel 
 > and otherwise) as FC4, or was that a special circumstance due to the 
 > long development window for FC5?  Just curious.

It'll continue to rebase to newer upstream point releases, as previous
FC releases have.


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