[Beowulf] Strange "resume" statements generated for GRUB2

Skylar Thompson skylar.thompson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 18:56:39 PDT 2013


On 06/10/2013 10:35 AM, Hearns, John wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> Taking into account small size of my swap partition (4GB only), less
> than my RAM size,
>> (I wrote about this situation in my 1st message) the hibernation image
> may not fit into swap partition. Therefore coding of -part2 (for /) in
> resume statement is preferred (right for general case).    
> 
> Are you SURE about that?
> I have a system sitting next to me which has a lot more RAM than swap,
> and the resume= is still set to the swap partition.
> Then again I must admit this is a desktop system, and I don't
> hibernate/suspend it, so that parameter is useless anyway.

I imagine you just need enough swap space to handle all your processes'
heap. Process text segment can be discarded outright, and buffer/cache
can be discarded once it's no longer dirty.

Skylar


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