Benny Amorsen wrote:
>>>>> "RH" == Richard Hughes
RH> On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 01:21 +0100, Enrico Scholz wrote:
>> 'suspend-to-disk' and 'suspend-to-ram' are much more
>> names and more consistent with rest of system (/sys/power/state).
RH> And how many joe-average Linux users know what the contents of
RH> /sys/power/state is? Also, my girlfriend has no concept of what
RH> "ram" is, and why it should be faster than "disk".
RH> She does understand the speed difference between suspend and
I don't think I'll ever be able to remember which of suspend and
hibernate means suspend-to-disk. Perhaps its easier for native English
speakers, or perhaps I need my brain fixed.
Then use the English dictionary to learn that hibernate is what some
animals, e.g. bears as a long sleep over the winter, thus is considered
a longer sleep.
Or, use a mnemonic device of some sort to help. For example, spell them
Suspend <-- shorter (less letters)
Hibernate <-- longer (more letters)
Suspend takes the shorter time, and is RAM, and hibernate takes longer
to do, thus suspend to disk.