Re: The end of booting as we know it

Axel Boldt (
Thu, 23 May 1996 12:41:28 -0700

Cees de Groot <> said:

Cees> The alternative, of course, is to leave your machine switched on. Your
Cees> hardware will be very grateful for it, too...

Doesn't work for my laptop, doesn't help in switching between OS's, is
a waste of energy.

Cees> Seriously: neat idea, but a little bit impractical. The amount
Cees> of state information in a running Linux system with
Cees> lots'a'hardware and some 40Mb of virtual memory in use (quite
Cees> common if running X) is just too much.

You just have to dump the physical memory of course. The virtual RAM
is already neatly written to disk.