[lug] Suspend mode on laptops
rm at fabula.de
rm at fabula.de
Fri May 9 02:36:45 MDT 2003
Sorry if i reply to the reply but the original post was in
a format unreadable to my mail reader ....
On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 06:14:23PM -0700, Jeffrey Siegal wrote:
> William Petty wrote:
> > I really like to use the suspend mode on my laptop between uses. but...
> >On my Toshiba Tecra 8100 suspend mode seemed to work flawlessly
> >for several weeks, but when I did a shutdown and reboot, I found that the
> >file system (EXT2) was corrupted beyond repair. This happened twice
> >so I stopped using it. I now have a dell Latitude 840 and am afraid to try
> >it for fear of losing my entire install again.
> >What are your experiences and suggestions? Should I use hibernate
Hmmm, it allmost sounds like your laptop did a suspend-to-disk on
a disk which doesn't have a reserved area for this. In the worst
case the RAM image that gets written to the disk will overwrite
> Not necessarily going to solve the problem completely, but I'd suggest
> syncing the file system before every suspend. If you use apmd, you can
> probably automate this. You could also consider ext3. It is a bit
> harder on the batteries due to the 5-second commit time, but still not
> too bad if you mount with noatime.
Yes, but ext3 won't help much with a completely corrupted file system,
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