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uswsusp.conf - Config file for the s2disk program
This manual page documents briefly the uswsusp.conf file used by the
s2disk, s2both and resume commands.
This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) distribution because
the original program does not have a manual page.
s2disk is a program that will save the the state of the whole system to
disk and power off your system. After restarting your system it will be
put back in the exact system state you left it (this is sometimes
On a Debian(TM) system you can run dpkg-reconfigure uswsusp to manage
snapshot device [=/dev/snapshot]
Device via which s2disk should talk to the kernel.
Specifies the device to write the image to. This is a swap
partition or the partition that contains the swap file (see next
Necessary if a swap file is used for suspending. In such a case the
device identified by the "resume device" parameter is regarded as
the partition that contains the swap file, and "resume offset" must
be equal to the offset from the beginning of this partition at
which the swap file's header is located, in <PAGE_SIZE> units. The
value of this parameter for given swap file can be determined by
the swap-offset program (has to be run as root) included in this
package. [For this feature to work, you will need an \-mm kernel,
2.6.18-mm3 or newer.]
Limit the size of the system snapshot image created by the s2disk
tool, but it's not mandatory. Namely, the s2disk tool will do its
best to limit the image size as required by this parameter, but if
that's not possible, it will suspend the system anyway, with a
bigger image. If "image size" is set to 0, the snapshot image will
be as small as possible.
You can specify the kernel console loglevel which the s2disk/s2both
and resume utilities will use to report progress. On a stock kernel
messages with level higher then 7 are usually not shown.
This parameter defines the operation that will be carried out after
the suspend image has been created and the machine is ready to be
powered off. If it is set to "reboot", the machine will be rebooted
immediately. If it is set to "platform", the machine will be shut
down using special power management operations available from the
kernel that may be necessary for the hardware to be properly
reinitialized after the resume, and may cause the system to resume
faster (this is the recommended shutdown method on the majority of
systems and hence the defaul). If set to "shutdown" the machine
will be powered off.
If the "compute checksum" parameter is set to 'y', the s2disk and
resume tools will use the MD5 algorithm to verify the image
If the "compress" parameter is set to 'y', the s2disk and resume
tools will use the LZF compression algorithm to compress/decompress
If the "encrypt" parameter is set to 'y', the s2disk and resume
tools will use the Blowfish encryption algorithm to encrypt/decrypt
the image. On resume and suspend you will have to supply a
passphrase. By using a pregenerated RSA key, you can avoid having
to type a passphrase on suspend. See the "RSA key file" option for
RSA key file
If this option points to a valid RSA key, which can be created with
suspend-keygen, the s2disk tool will generate a random key for the
Blowfish encryption that will be passed to the resume tool within
the image header with the help of the RSA cipher. Consequently you
only need to type a passphrase on resume.
If the "early writeout" parameter is set to 'y', the s2disk utility
will start syncing the resume device early in the process of
writing the image to it. [This has been reported to speed up the
s2disk on some boxes and eliminates the "fast progress meter and
long fsync wait" effect.]
The "splash" parameter is used to make s2disk and/or resume use a
splash system (when set to 'y'). Currently the bootsplash.org and
splashy systems are supported. For the former you need a kernel
patch, the latter is a userspace solution, but you'll need to
install a splashy theme.
If you use initramfs-tools on Debian(TM) to generate your initramfs
(and have splashy installed), the necessary files will be copied to
s2disk (8). suspend-keygen(8)
This manual page was written by Tim Dijkstra email@example.com for
the Debian(TM) system (but may be used by others). Permission is
granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms
of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version
published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian(TM) systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
TimTim DijkstraDijkstra <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.
Copyright © 2006 Tim Dijkstra