Hibernate and lack of docs

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Tue Nov 11 04:48:29 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-11-11 at 02:07 +0530, Sudhir Khanger wrote:
> I don't think swap size has to be bigger than size of RAM. Arch Linux
> has a good note on size of swap partition [1] which links to kernel
> documentation[2]. I used to make 4GB of swap partition on a system
> with 8GB of RAM on Arch Linux.

It does if you want to suspend/hibernate to the swap space.  Your RAM
has to dump its contents somewhere, and that's where it goes.

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