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Re: Suspending to swap with two OS's

On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 12:37:09PM +0100, Luciano Rocha wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 12:18:06PM +0930, Tim wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-07-15 at 17:53 +0100, Luciano Rocha wrote:
> > > The problem with hibernation would be that when resuming
> > > the kernel will have an erroneous idea of the state of the filesystems
> > > it was using. 
> > 
> > I would have thought that, other than for the swap drive, the system
> > would flush caches and sync drives on its way down.  I think it'd be
> > foolish not to.
> It flushes dirty buffers, yes, but there are data not part of cache:
> open inodes (even if just directories), deleted but in use inodes,
> superblock data and journal state, that could have changed/will change
> between the hibernation and resume.
> The suspending OS doesn't umount the filesystem (or it didn't last time
> I checked). This is easy to check. Save all your data, sync, and
> suspend. Then, instead of resuming, boot normally. The OS should
> complain about mounting an unchecked filesystem and replaying the
> journal.

WARNING: re-mkswap the swap space, to prevent accidental resume in your
next boot.


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