[ltp] the purpose or advantage of suspend and hibernation

Tino Keitel linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 19 Nov 2003 16:29:44 +0100

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 09:36:14 -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 01:42:44PM +0000, Ross Burton wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 13:35, Dennis D. Jensen wrote:
> > > Why not just shutdown and boot again when needed? It
> > > doesn't take _that_ long, unless of course you run a
> > > fashionable GUI Desktop (I don't).
> > 
> > Suspending and unsuspending takes about 4 seconds, shutting down and
> > rebooting takes a lot more than that.  With suspend I can shut the case
> > of my laptop when the train pulls into a station, and throw it in my
> > bag.  When I get back on the train/in the office/whatever, I just open
> > the case and by the time I've got my hands on the keyboard, everything
> > is exactly as it was.
> Absolutely.  That being said, though, I haven't seen the point of
> suspend to disk, versus suspend-to-memory.  It doesn't take *that*

I use my ThinkPad without a battery inserted if it's on the desktop. If
a want to carry it, I have to use suspend to disk in this case.