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Please follow this calculation:
Writing on cheap SSD's maxes out at maybe 10MB/sec max., reads at 30MB/sec max sustained. Suppose that you have a laptop with 512mb memory. It will take 51 seconds to suspend to disk. It will take 17 seconds to resume from disk.
suspend to disk is just not the answer :)
LPC: Booting Linux in five seconds
Posted Sep 23, 2008 17:05 UTC (Tue) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047)
Posted Sep 23, 2008 21:27 UTC (Tue) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
Posted Sep 24, 2008 0:41 UTC (Wed) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047)
Posted Sep 24, 2008 6:49 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
But if flash memory life really worries you, you can buy an 8GB SD memory card for $20, stick it into your Eee and place the most frequently written-to filesystems (/var, swap) on it. If it ever goes wrong you just replace it (and maybe get a new one for free if inside the 5-year warranty).
I have a similar setup and it works fine. Just be sure to buy a fast SD card or suspend will take a long time.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 1:59 UTC (Thu) by deleteme (guest, #49633)
Posted Sep 25, 2008 7:27 UTC (Thu) by NCunningham (guest, #6457)
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