Phoronix reported that the Linux 3.5 Kernel contains several ACPI related updates from Intel developer Len Brown that provide initial Ivy Bridge support for the intel_idle driver. I have no idea what that means.
Can anyone confirm that sleep to ACPI state G1/S4 and resume work in Linux 3.5 or better on some Ivy Bridge computer? My particular interest is in a NUC DC3217IYE I plan to set up as a disk-less station. I have some ancient distasteful memories of boot times on a disk-less 80286 machine in a Token Ring/ Netware environment. Subjectively, a speedy resume from network may feel like a boot from SSD. I find that appealing is a diskless machine.