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Re: Suspend-sedation Problem


I see there's been some recent changes to the https://wiki.debian.org/SystemdSuspendSedation article.

First a change to move from a (my) dumb string check against "/usr/sbin/rtcwake --mode show" output to avoid issues with l10n (while there doesn't appear to be translations for Norwegian, I gather some locales output "alarm: off" as a localized string, not English).

The change moved to first setting WAKEALARM to point to /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm with help of systemd "Environment=" and then setting WAKEALARM either an empty string, or teading a number into WAKEALARM, via command substitution -- and finally checking for the WAKEALARM to be zero '[ -z "$(cat $WAKEALARM)"]. Essentially a complicated way to check if /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm is an empty (pseudo)file.

(This isn't meant as criticism against the change - the whole thing is more complicated than it should be and the new version shouldn't be prone to l10n bugs).

Then there was a different change, to do numerical comparison against date +%%s. I think the new code contains two errors: a) it should be:

NOW="$(date +%s)";

At least my date complains that % isn't a valid number if "+%%s" is used. Probably a simple typo.

In the case that no wake-alarm is set; WAKEALARM will be the empty string and dash (and bash) will complain that an integer expression is expected. As far as I can tell adding a test for the empty string (-z) and chaining with logical-or (-o) will *not* work:

if [ -z "${a}" -o 10 -ge "${a}" ]
  echo "Never reached."
  echo "Then apparently is smaller than null"

So, with the current script there appear to be a couple of issues with both the code and the logic. Now on my end, the original script mostly♤ works; and the comment on the last change of the wiki says the current version works for "KillYourTV". As the wiki isn't a good VCS I'd rather not change the script(again) without a little more feedback.

Is anyone using the current version? Is it working? Did the original version work? That's:


How about rev=11 ? For the record as of now the lates is 13.

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I'm hoping we can find something that's both clean and correct - and actually works for everyone... :-)

Best regards,

Eirik Schwenke

♤ On occasion my thinkpad T420s refuse to suspend on lid close. I usually just open up the lid and manually go directly to hibernate-disk from the command line. No idea why this sometimes happens.

Via phone - please excuse quoting and spelling

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