[ltp] A30 Hibernation summary

Rob Mayoff linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
19 Jan 2003 18:41:58 -0600

+---------- On Jan 19, Anthony de Boer said:
> A concern is it taking longer to hibernate the extra RAM.  There are
> things Linux could do (throw out buffer cache and paged executables)
> to cut back its memory footprint to just the essentials, but I'm not
> sure any such thing actually happens.

The BIOS doesn't know which parts of memory are discardable, so it must
save all memory.