When will kernel 2.6.24 be replaced by andy 2.6.28 kernel for better suspend/resume?

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at gmx.net
Mon Jan 5 14:45:26 CET 2009

Hi all,

many mails i read in the kernel mailing list show that newer patches
should only be applied to andy-tracking kernel and no more to the old
2.6.24 om kernel.
Especially the suspend/resume behaviour seems to be a big problem with
the 2.6.24 kernel. I install about once a week a new 2.6.24 kernel in
debian but in the last few weeks the suspend behaviour didn't change

I can suspend/resume for short periods within a few hours mostly without
problems. But as soon as i suspend/resume for a longer period like 12 or
more hours it doesn't work reliable. Many times i got a drained battery
after such a long suspend.
With every suspend/resume i log the battery loss to a text file which
shows that a suspend for such a longer time should be no problem, but it
fails about every second time.

I read that the suspend/resume behaviour in andy-tracking has been
reworked quite a bit. So i want to try the new kernels but at the moment
they are not 100% compatible with the userspace tools in the distros.
And there is no source for getting a recent 2.6.28 kernel with modules.
On [1] the kernel is only rarely updated and the modules package is
missing many times.

So the question is, when will the default kernel be replaced by the new
2.6.28 andy kernel so that userspace tools could be adapted to it?

The not working longer suspend/resume is for me the main problem at the
monent with my freerunner. :/

I hope this mail doesn't sound to pessimistic because i really love my
freerunner. But i think that the development of the new kernel would get
much more feedback if the normal user get the chance to try it without
compiling it himself. :)


[1] http://people.openmoko.org/andy/

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