Hybernation and running applications

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Sun Mar 30 18:34:24 UTC 2008

"Gareth Howells" <subscriptions at gforce-industries.co.uk> wrote:

>> I am running a compression program. If I choose hibernate at log out,
>> when the system will resume tomorrow, will this compression continue
>> from where it was left?


> That would depend on the program (which software are you using?) but I would 
> expect not. Have you looked at the software documentation to see if it can 
> handle hibernation?

Applications don't need any special handling for hibernation (unless
they depend on some external state like e.g. special hardware
properties). From their point of view it just takes a long time until
they get the next time slice from the scheduler.

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