On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 12:18 AM, Iain Buchanan <email@example.com> wrote:
> Joshua Murphy wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:54 PM, Walter Dnes<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> I ran hibernate once unsuccessfully. I forgot to put "resume=" into
>>> my lilo.conf (oops). I finally did that, but now, hiberate gets to...
>>> What did I did? And how do I straighten it out?
>> Umm... if you're hibernating to the same swap partition you're using
>> when the system's live... I'm pretty sure you can't do that...
Actually it can! This is the whole point of using a swap partition for
> hibernating! In fact, this is the only configuration I used (one swap
> partition to suspend to) for years, until I got a laptop with 4G ram I
> thought a large swap partition was a bit redundant. Now I hibernate to a
> tuxonice can hibernate to 1 or more swap partitions.
>> even if
>> everything does manage to fit, having sort out what belongs back in
>> ram and what doesn't ... it's not a very sane thing to expect the
>> kernel+userspace tools there to do. If I recall from last time I
>> considered setting it up on my system, software hibernate needs an
>> otherwise unused swap partition that's just a little bigger than the
>> amount of physical ram in your system.
> actually it can also free up some ram, and your image is compressed using
> lzf which can achieve a claimed 30 - 50% but generally you should have
> enough free swap to cover the size of used RAM.
> If you have too little swap, tuxonice will "abort gracefully"
> Iain Buchanan <iaindb at netspace dot net dot au>
> "He don't know me vewy well, DO he?" -- Bugs Bunny
I stand quite humbly corrected... this is what I get for leaving my
old desktop running 24/7 unless kernel changes or power outtages
interrupted. Now with my playing Combat Arms... and being limited to
Windows for that... I may well resort to setting up hibernating for my
system... finally. Great to know the details better now! (and my
apologies for the misinformation)
Joshua M. Murphy