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Re: Memory needed for hibernation too much

To: Jacky Lam <>
Subject: Re: Memory needed for hibernation too much
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:04:58 +0100
Cc: linux-mips <>
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On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 02:03, Jacky Lam <> wrote:
>    I create a 300GB swap space (just use up the remaining space in disk, no
> special reason). Is that a problem?

That should be plenty for a box with 128 MiB RAM...

> On 2/25/2011 4:12 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 04:56, Jacky Lam<>  wrote:
>>>    I try the hibernation feature with my MIPS box which has 128MB RAM.
>>> After
>>> boot up, it remains to have 110MB something. Then I mount ramfs on a
>>> directory, create a file 100MB from /dev/urandom and enter hibernation.
>>> The
>>> process failed because of no memory. Then, I continue to cut the data
>>> file
>>> size and not success until 20MB.
>>>    I want to make sure if it is an expected behavior or I am doing some
>>> wrong?
>> How large is your swapspace? Hibernation needs space on swap to store
>> the contents
>> of RAM (that cannot be loaded again from somewhere else).



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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