Today I wanted to try swsusp on my desktop, an old
athlon 550 (one of the first AMD Mainboards with a
Biostar Bios from 2000) with 386 MB main memory.
Because my primary swap partition was too small I set
up a second one on the second disk and use this via
The second swap partition is in use and listed in
I use a vanilla 2.4.23 linux kernel,
software-suspend-2.0-linux-2.4.23.bz2 and the
suspend.sh script version 0.16 (0.17 is listed, but not
downloadable on sourceforge).
When I run the script, I get to the screen where I get
the "Freezing remaining tasks" message and the ascii
progress-bar is stuck in the beginning (about two "-"
When I try this in single-user mode, the progress far
gets a little further (about halfway through).
All I see in the syslog is:
Dec 14 18:53:53 abrasax kernel: Swsusp 2.0-rc3:
Initiating a software_suspend cycle.
Dec 14 18:53:53 abrasax kernel: LRU check at start of
Dec 14 18:53:53 abrasax kernel: Done.
I don't know which additional information might help
you in debugging this, so please notify me about how I