Binary package “uswsusp” in ubuntu precise
tools to use userspace software suspend provided by Linux
This package (also known as µswsusp, suspend-utils or simply suspend)
contains the programs to use the userspace software suspend facility
available in Linux kernels 2.6.17-rc1 and higher. It allows the system
to have its state saved to disk and be powered off. On restarting,
it will be put back in the state it was left in (this is sometimes
It also includes a program to suspend the system to RAM after the
state is saved to disk. In that state, the system still uses power,
but resuming is faster. If the battery depletes, the state is
resumed from disk without data loss.
Optional features include encrypting the system snapshot.
To use this package you need a Linux kernel version 2.6.17-rc1 or newer
configured to use an initramfs. Hooks and scripts to integrate with
initramfs-tools are provided.