Clear the computer's memory?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Thu Mar 30 11:58:11 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 13:41 +0200, Gabriel Jägenstedt wrote:
> Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> > That being said, hopefully the mechanism will be improve/sophisticated,
> > to overcome this problem. Maybe do something like my original
> > assumption: use any partition with enough space, dump the contents of
> > the RAM, and reload it back into RAM in the exact same state that it was
> > before hibernating. 
> Writing RAM to any available device is foolish. Some of us go to lengths
>  to have secure systems. This includes encrypted swap. There is a lot of
> secure stuff that use swap to store encryption keys and whatnot. Hence
> keep RAM off ordinary disks.

Well nevermind, any partition with enough space will do, if swap is
preferred, let's stick to swap then. 

However, say the swap is already used, and there is not enough space
left to dump the RAM on it... 

Anyway, a bit pointless a discussion, until there are any actual plan to
improve the current hibernate mechanism, which may just as well never


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