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Re: Memory needed for hibernation too much

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: Re: Memory needed for hibernation too much
From: Jacky Lam <>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:03:01 +0800
Cc: linux-mips <>
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I create a 300GB swap space (just use up the remaining space in disk, no special reason). Is that a problem?


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
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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