[Bug 39639] Hibernate, suspend, sleep... clarification needed

Mikko Saarinen mikko.s.saarinen at mbnet.fi
Sat Apr 15 10:58:35 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: Ubuntu
       Severity: Wishlist
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

This is not really a bug in the OS, but rather in the names we use of
these power states.

What I would like to do, is open a conversation for rephrasing these
actions. Now I don't really know what people mean when they are talking
about hibernate, sleep, suspend or what ever people call these things!

I understand that when someone speaks of sleep state, that means suspend
to ram (right?). And similarly hibernate means suspend to disk. But what
are people talking about when they just talk about suspend? Is it
suspend to ram or disk?

In the Finnish translation, I think it gets even worse! Keskeytystila,
lepotila - I always get those mixed up! (Well, fortunately there is
something I can do about that =)

I believe that we have to deal with these issues so that everybody can
talk about these with the same names. This is especially important when
making a bug report here!

** Changed in: linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
Sourcepackagename: linux-source-2.6.15 => None
     Severity: Normal => Wishlist
Hibernate, suspend, sleep... clarification needed

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