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SubjectRe: Suggestion for laptop suspension
On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 07:10:26PM -0400, "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@MIT.EDU> wrote:
> is how to mark memory as "unused". I had a theory that the APM BIOS
> suspend code was checking if the memory was all zero's, and not writing
> such pages to disk. This was a while ago, but a quick test didn't seem
> to bear out this theory.

Are you sure? Maybe the block of zero memory must be continuous at the
end, in which case fragmentation would certainly spoil this.

(OTOH, doesn't linuc customarily start allocatin memory at the end, or has
this changed in recent (>>1.1) kernel? ;)

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