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Dumbest question ever

Dumbest question ever

Posted Aug 6, 2005 15:54 UTC (Sat) by fjalvingh (guest, #4803)
In reply to: Dumbest question ever by rvfh
Parent article: A pair of suspend2 patches

I think the reason would be:

Dirty pages can also be pages from the file system. Not flushing them would put the FS in an inconsistent state - i.e. the changes are not written. This would not be a problem IF the machine was brought up again from the hibernated state, but if that fails then you have a damaged file system..

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