Hibernate and lack of docs

Ed Greshko ed.greshko at greshko.com
Sun Nov 9 23:35:15 UTC 2014

On 11/10/14 06:38, Martín Marqués wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was trying to get hibernation working on my F20 laptop with which I work.

I don't use hibernation myself but....
> Going through the process, which I thought would be more transparent
> or that it would just be like hitting the hibernation and that's it, I
> found great deficiencies in Fedora (maybe just from the kernel) and
> especially in the docs (or the lack of documentation in this
> particular issue):
> 1) I had trouble getting the system to hibernate. There wasn't
> anything clear about the fact that you needed to have a swap bigger
> than the amount of memory you have. Also, it doesn't work if you have
> a file as swap (which was the easiest way to start testing)


Yes, it is true that you may have to look at earlier release documentation as it may not be carried forward if the information hasn't changed.

> 2) You need (or at least with my laptop) to add the resume=<swap FS>,
> this I did find information in the docs, but I'm a bit surprised that
> Fedora doesn't give better information about all this during the
> installation process.
> 3) When adding the resume= option to the kernel line in grub you can't
> use UUID like FS. That is a bug IMHO.

Let us know the bugzilla # after you file it.
> Well that's as much as I remember now.
> At least I now have hibernation working correctly on my laptop.

When it comes to documentation deficiencies you're invited to help improve the documentation as this is community driven.

If you can't laugh at yourself, others will gladly oblige.

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