I know that SWAP is used when putting a computer into hibernation.

But is SWAP used when the computer is suspended?

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No, nothing is added to swap. Of course, if there's already stuff in swap, then it will stay there, but you don't need swap space to suspend.

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  • Interesting. I disabled Swap file and I can no longer suspend the PC
    – chx101
    Commented Dec 31, 2021 at 0:40

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