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SubjectRe: Fix SWSUSP & !SWAP
Nigel Cunningham <ncunningham@clear.net.nz> wrote:
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> On Thu, 2003-04-24 at 12:17, CaT wrote:
> > I'm curious. What does a swapfile solve that a swapdev does not? Either
> > way you need to prealloc the case (either have a chunky file in a
> > partition or a partition set aside) or you need to keep enough room
> > avail to fit the file when it's needed.
>
> Nothing but further bloat in swsusp :> With a swapfile, we need to know
> the location of the file (and be able to find it again when it changes,
> and know how to find the next block in the file system - it might be
> fragmented).

That's because swsusp is using the mm/page_io.c functions for suspend, but
is using the fs/buffer.c functions direct to the blockdev for resume.

If you can use the swapper_space a_ops for both suspend and resume (say:
"cleanup") then it will just work.

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