Re: Some experience of linux on a Laptop

From: Eric W. Biederman (
Date: Sun Jun 24 2001 - 22:48:20 EST

David Lang <> writes:

> On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, John Nilsson wrote:
> > 8: A way to change kernel without rebooting. I have no diskdrive or cddrive
> > in my laptop so I often do drastic things when I install a new distribution.
> this is suggested every few months, the normal answer is that there is a
> lot of stuff that the new kernel needs to know from the old one to make
> the handoff sucessful, with potentially drastic changes of the kernel
> internal structures it's a very difficult thing to do.

What do you want this for? If you don't need to preserve user space
I have code that already does this. If you need to preserver the user
space it is a trickier problem. But I have heard rumors of a suspend
to swap patch...


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