[TuxOnIce-users] unexpected resume after normal reboot -> filesystem corruption
nigel at tuxonice.net
Sun Oct 17 21:33:51 UTC 2010
On 18/10/10 05:02, Nix wrote:
> I just had a rather nasty problem with 220.127.116.11+ToI. I resumed, then for
> other reasons decided to shutdown -rf and reboot. Post-reboot I was
> surpised to see it resuming again! Ohcrap, I thought, shutdown -rf and
> reboot again... and again it resumed!
> I rebooted with noresume and found (unsurprisingly) a pile of FS
> corruption on /var. One fsck later and the machine was back up.
> So I'm left wondering why on earth it tried to resume after a normal
> reboot. All I can imagine is that if the system has so much memory that
> it doesn't swap at all after resumption, perhaps the ToI signature is
> somehow left hanging around on the swap partition, so it mistakenly
> thinks that we're in the middle of a suspend?
When you finish resuming, TuxOnIce normally resets the signature in the
swap header to the normal one. The only time it doesn't reset the
signature is when you enable the 'keep image' mode at compile time and
then via the sysfs entry. Is there any chance that you did that?
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