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Linux 3.6 Suspends to Disk and Memory

LinuxThe Linux 3.6 release follows the Linux 3.5 release that debuted at the end of July and provided new stability improvement to Linux.

"There haven't been any huge new architectures or filesystems — it's all 'solid progress,'" Torvalds wrote in his release announcement. "That may not sound all that exciting, but the devil is in the details, and there's a lot of small fixes all over."

Linux now also gains the ability to suspend to both memory and disk simultaneously.

"It is often useful to suspend to memory after hibernation image has been written to disk," Linux developer Borjan Smojver wrote in his kernel commit message. "If the battery runs out or power is otherwise lost, the computer will resume from the hibernated image. If not, it will resume from memory and hibernation image will be discarded."

Read the full story at ServerWatch:
Linux 3.6 Delivers Solid Progress

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