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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: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 09:12:16 +0100
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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 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
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