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SubjectRe: [TuxOnIce-devel] [RFC] TuxOnIce
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Am Montag, 25. Mai 2009 14:32:28 schrieb Pavel Machek:
> > I'm going to try to. Unfortunately, they'll require what's basically a
> > group-up redesign of the basic algorithm, because to get maximum
> > reliability, you need to carefully account for the amount of storage
> > you're going to need and the amount of memory you have available, and
> > 'prepare' the image prior to doing the atomic copy.
>
> I don't quite get it; why is that needed?
>
> If there's not enough swap available, swsusp should freeze, realize
> there's no swap, unfreeze and continue. I do not see reliability
> problem there.

The software suspend may be a part of your response to an imminent
power failure (UPS near empty). The number of retries available is possibly
limited.
I'd feel safer if hibernation by default wrote to a dedicated partition,
especially as modern practice is to make swap space smaller than RAM.

Regards
Oliver



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