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Bug 452665 - Live USB doesn't resume from suspend properly
Summary: Live USB doesn't resume from suspend properly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-24 12:49 UTC by Paul Mogren
Modified: 2013-01-10 04:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:51:32 UTC

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Description Paul Mogren 2008-06-24 12:49:53 UTC
Description of problem:
When resuming from suspend-to-ram mode, the USB stick which holds the live OS
does not receive the same kernel name, e.g. it was /dev/sdb before suspend and
/dev/sdc after resume. The running system is then mostly broken.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Official Fedora 9 x86 LiveCD dumped to USB from Windows with
liveusb-creator-2.5, with persistent overlay.

How reproducible:
Seemingly every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora 9 from LiveUSB.
2. Choose System -> Shutdown -> Suspend from the GNOME menu.
3. Resume from suspend.
4. Try to launch an application that has not been already loaded into memory,
such as Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal
5. Choose System -> Shutdown -> Shutdown from the GNOME menu.

Actual results:
The application will not launch and the system will not shut down properly.

Expected results:
The application would launch and the system would shut down properly.

Additional info:
There are LiveUSB distros that do not suffer from this, such as openSUSE

Comment 1 Paul Mogren 2008-06-24 12:56:30 UTC
I did not remove the USB stick from the port, or make any other hardware
changes, while suspended. I believe with openSUSE and others, it is possible to
remove the stick while suspended and re-insert it into the same port before
resume, and it will still work.

Comment 2 Paul Mogren 2008-07-04 13:37:38 UTC
I assume the redhat kernel maintainers are aware of this, but for others who may
be interested, see Documentation/usb/persist.txt in the kernel docs.

It appears this is a matter of setting CONFIG_USB_PERSIST and then enabling the
feature for the Live USB device with 

echo 1 >/sys/bus/usb/devices/.../power/persist

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:45:23 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:51:32 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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