[ale] Linux swap space vs hibernate, power shutdown settings
jim.kinney at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 21:00:57 EDT 2011
try setting the system to hibernate when battery is low. Hibernate uses the
same power as system-off, i.e. none. Suspend is save to ram which will
croak when the power does fail.
To hibernate, you need swap = ram + used swap at the point of hibernate.
On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 6:48 PM, Ron Frazier
<atllinuxenthinfo at c3energy.com>wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've verified experimentally that Ubuntu 10.04 will not let the machine
> hibernate if there is no swap space. This seems to confirm what I read
> elsewhere that the swap space is used for the hibernation data.
> (Windows uses a separate file.) I believe that you must have a swap
> space equal to and perhaps a bit larger than RAM in order to hibernate.
> I prefer not to use standby or suspend since, at least in terms of
> Windows in the past, that has been known to cause data corruption since
> the standby data is in RAM and could be lost if the battery is weak,
> etc. As I write this, I'm noticing that my laptop offers a suspend
> option in Linux and the desktop does not. In any case, if I don't want
> to do a full shutdown, I prefer to have all the system state data saved
> to the disk and all the power shut down.
> I'd be interested to know whether setting the power settings to shutdown
> or hibernate is better in case the UPS battery gets critically low after
> a power failure. In my case, the UPS only runs 3-4 minutes on the
> desktop, so I currently have that setting on shutdown. I figured the
> system can shut down faster than it can hibernate. If anyone knows, I'd
> also like to know how to set the shutdown time on the Gnome power
> manager. If, for example, the system shuts down when the UPS is at 10%
> after a power failure, this is bad for me since that amounts to about 18
> seconds of warning before the battery dies. I don't think even Linux
> can shut down that fast.
> (PS - If you email me and don't get a quick response, you might want to
> call on the phone. I get about 300 emails per day from alternate energy
> mailing lists and such. I don't always see new messages very quickly.)
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