[ltp] the purpose or advantage of suspend and hibernation

Kelvin KAN linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 21 Nov 2003 10:35:26 +0800

Suspend/hibernate won't clean up stuck processes.  E.g. mem leakage will 
be accumulated over and over on each suspend.  They also won't do 
filesystem checks.

Shutdown/restart would probably better free up the stuck resources, and 
check for hard errors.

So perhaps many suspend/hibernations for convenience, and then 
occasional shutdowns for a heathy system.


Dennis D. Jensen wrote:

>Hello laptop-fellows,
>What is the purpose or advantage of suspend and
>I realize it is a bit funny or odd question, but I've
>rarely seen anyone questioning it.
>There is even many variations of suspend: suspend to
>ram, suspend to disk, etc. What is it about?
>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).
>What are the advantages? Under what circumstances will
>they prove useful or perhaps even necessary? Do they
>save power or something like that? Nay! How can they
>compared to shutting down of powering off!?
>Disadvantages? Right now I cannot see the
>advantages... A couple of common sense comments could
>help out here, please.
>Best regards,
>Dennis Decker Jensen
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