> * Michal Hocko <mho...@kernel.org> wrote:
> > > Do we actually have reports of this happening for people outside
> > > Android?
> > 
> > Not that I am aware of.
> I'd say outside of Android 99% of the use of hibernation is the fail-safe 
> that distributions offer on laptops with very low battery levels: the 
> emergency hibernation when there's almost no power left anymore.

Android does not use hibernation AFAICT. Just s2ram.

> Do these hibernation failure messages typically make it to persistent 
> logs before the system uses power?

I'd say so. If you have enough energy left for hibernation, you also
have enough energy left to write the logs and sync.

> In practice if that is buggy the kernel won't hibernate and the laptop 
> will run out of power and the user will conclude "ugh, I shouldn't have 
> left my laptop turned on" - without looking into the logs and reporting, 
> as they'll perceive it as a user failure not a system failure.
> I certainly saw random Linux laptops fail to hibernate over the years and 
> didn't report it, so if the distribution doesn't do the reporting 
> automatically then chances are we'll never see it.

There are many reasons while hibernation can fail. Buggy drivers,
tasks in D state... And there are some when hibernation can fail "by
design". If you swap does not have enough space to store the data, for

Hibernation was designed to be non-intrusive, and reliable as in "if
it hibernates it will also resume ok", but not reliable as in "it will
always hibernate".

I see that is problematic for "hibernate on battery low".

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