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SubjectRe: Wow. Suspend to disk works for me in test8. :)
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On Friday 24 October 2003 02:56, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > > > A couple of down sides I've noticed: I have to run "hwclock
> > > > --hctosys" after a resume because the time you saved at is the time
> > > > the system thinks it is when you resume (ouch). And because of that,
> > > > things that should time out and renew themselves (like dhcp leases)
> > > > have to be thumped manually.
> > >
> > > I sent fix for that yesterday... but you'd need to fix swsusp.c's
> > > sysdev handling and mtrr-s => better wait.
> > > Pavel
> >
> > It's largely working for me. My laptop's backed up regularly, so I'm not
> > risking too much data. It reliably fails trying to suspend if I close
> > the lid, and if I don't close the lid every once in a while the power
> > down step won't power down immediately and the sucker will boot back up
> > to the desktop and inform me that my dhcp lease file is corrupt, and then
> > suddenly power down right from the desktop. (I reboot and force a full
> > fsck in this circumstance.)
>
> Well, this looks like ACPI problems to me. You might want to set it to
> reboot and hit powerswitch manually.

Why should it be an ACPI problem? Shutdown has never had trouble powering
down since I got the laptop. Before Patrick forked off a suspend that
actually worked for me, I'd shut down every time I wanted to move the laptop.
(Ctrl-alt-backspace, ctrl-alt-delete was the fast way, I tweaked inittab to
make that call shutdown -h.) I'd start a shutdown, and while red hat was
running it's 8 gazillion unnecessary scripts I'd close the lid, put the thing
in my backpack, and forget about it. It shut down every time, all the way
back to at least -test3 (first version I installed on this laptop).

Now I have to leave the lid open until it's finished suspending...

> > I've also had it just hang there, on both suspend and resume, for upwards
> > of 30 seconds doing nothing I can see until I start holding the power
> > button down: after ten seconds it'll hard power off, but after two or
> > three it suddenly wakes up and continues with the suspend or resume.
> > (Suspend usually hangs in "snapshotting memory" or something like that.
> > Resume hangs printing ........::::::::] at the end of the boot log, right
> > before it would otherwise clear the screen and rerun the end of the power
> > down phase.
>
> Not sure what is going on there.

Me neither. If I get some time this weekend I'll stick beep calls into the
code and try to force it to fail. If I open the lid after it's hung the
display is powered off, so I can't see any printout. No serial port on this
machine to rig up a serial console. The "march of progress". Sigh...

> I have similar hangs on omnibook xe3 when I do not load ohci driver
> (but they happen during regular operation)....

Nah. My usb scanner works on this puppy just fine when I bother to modprobe
scanner. But I haven't plugged that in in a week. (And that has nothing to
do with closing the lid, if USB was a problem you'd think it would happen
when it was open.)

I only had it fail to suspend (booting back up to the desktop with the
filesystem horked) exactly once, and that was when I let the battery drop
down to 0% charged. (It'll keep going for 15 minutes when it's like that,
there's a reserve for suspend-to-ram. That might have been an ACPI problem
somehow, yet if I'd told it to shutdown it would have (it always does, I've
done it a lot, yes with the battery at 0%), and presumably ACPI is only being
used to power the puppy off, the rest should just be a variant of module
unloading, checkpointing process state, and flushing memory to swap...

> Pavel

Rob
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