derek at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jun 3 13:54:11 UTC 2009
Michael.Coll-Barth at VerizonWireless.com wrote:
>> From: Derek Broughton
>> Michael.Coll-Barth at VerizonWireless.com wrote:
>> > 2) Aren't swap files the recommended approach these days?
>> afaik, they still can't be used for hibernation.
> After I posted my questions, I went looking for the info that made me
> think that swap files were recommended. I am getting old and do not
> trust my memory that much. I used this doc,
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq (last edited 2009-04-30), or a
> version of it, about a year ago, and set up three machines at home. All
> are running 8.04 without issues, at least in regards to swap.
> The doc still states that you can't use swap files with hibernation. We
> don't use hibernation, although I should figure out how to disable it
> completely, just in case. What would happen if someone tried to
> hibernate with swap files...
Absolutely nothing obvious - unless your system is set to lock the screen
when suspended/hibernated, in which case it would lock the screen.
It would trigger the hibernate mechanism, all processes would be momentarily
frozen, it would look for a swap partition, not find one, unfreeze the
processes and write a failure message to the log.
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