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SubjectRe: [PATCH][mm] swsusp: limit image size
Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Friday, 9 December 2005 16:48, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
>
>> What happens if IMAGE_SIZE is bigger than free swap? Do we "try harder"
>> or do we fail?
>
> First, with swsusp the image can't be bigger than 1/2 of lowmem (1/2 of RAM
> on x86-64) and the too great values of IMAGE_SIZE have no effect. Still, if
> the amount of free swap is smaller than 1/2 of RAM and the image happens
> to be bigger, we will fail.

ok. This is not nice since we might fail without any _real_ need. Can we
make this parameter userspace-tweakable, so that my userspace app can do
something like (pseudocode):

echo 500 > /sys/power/swsusp/imagesize
echo disk > /sys/power/state
R=$?
if [ $R -eq $ENOMEM ]; then
echo 100 > /sys/power/swsusp/imagesize # try again
echo disk > /sys/power/state
R=$?
fi
if [ $R -ne 0 ]; then
pop_up_some_loud_beeping_window "suspend failed!"
fi
This would at least give us a chance for a second try. I know that Pavel
dislikes userspace tunables, but i dislike failing suspends ;-)

Best regards,

Stefan
--
Stefan Seyfried \ "I didn't want to write for pay. I
QA / R&D Team Mobile Devices \ wanted to be paid for what I write."
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nürnberg \ -- Leonard Cohen
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