I was reading about power management in Fedora when I stumbled upon this
When a system is suspended, the kernel calls on drivers to store their
states and then unloads them. When the system is resumed, it reloads
these drivers, which attempt to reprogram their devices. The drivers’
ability to accomplish this task determines whether the system can be
So the wifi and other things are not in the ON state as they are ‘unloaded’ from the RAM(correct me if I am wrong). Can someone explain me in more detail what is meant by unloading the drivers? I read that the difference between hibernate and suspend is that the in hibernation everything is written on ROM in order to resume the system from where it was. But what about the drivers? How are the two cases different from wifi and Bluetooth perspective?
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Author: Abhishesk sharma