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Re: Lets (eventually) find a good solution for /tmp

On 11 June 2012 15:21, Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org> wrote:
> On 11/06/12 15:01, Aneurin Price wrote:
>> as far as I am aware a swap file is the better
>> choice in virtually all situations
> Assuming
> <http://wiki.debian.org/Hibernation/Hibernate_Without_Swap_Partition> is
> still current:
> If you want to use hibernation (suspend-to-disk), you need roughly[0] as
> much partion-based swap as you have RAM, unless you're using the setup
> on that wiki page (using uswsusp, which is not installed by default;
> have allocated a contiguous swap file; have made sure to use a
> filesystem which will not move that file; done some dangerous[1] manual
> configuration for uswsusp).

Thanks. that's useful information. It's not relevant to me personally
which is why I was unaware of it, but certainly that would count as a
good reason not to use a file by default (at least until that
limitation is overcome).

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