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Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2016 12:02:25 -0700
From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Yves-Alexis Perez <>
Cc: "" <>, Kees Cook <>, 
	Emrah Demir <>, Dan Rosenberg <>, Dave Jones <>, 
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH] KERNEL: resource: Fix bug on
 leakage in /proc/iomem file

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:53 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez <> wrote:
> Actually you just have to have a swap partition, which people still set as
> more or less the ram size, I think, so all in all it works (especially if
> people hibernate without the ram completely used).

I guess people still do those. I have one on my laptop, but that's
because I only have 4GB of RAM in that thing. I'd never hibernate it,
though. If I can't just get it back from suspend immediately, I'd
rather just boot it from scratch.

On bigger machines where I have 16GB or more, I tend to go "I'd rather
fail early and perhaps buy more RAM than see the slowdown or write to
my precious ssd". I guess I might have a swap partition just because a
distro did one for me and I didn't catch it.

So yeah, maybe swap partitions are still more common than I thought.
And I didn't even consider the possibility that people would hibernate
a desktop like you do.


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