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SubjectRe: [0/25] Merge pmdisk and swsusp

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Pavel Machek wrote:

> Followup patch:
>
> * if machine halt fails, it is very dangerous to continue.
>
> diff -ur linux.middle/kernel/power/disk.c linux/kernel/power/disk.c
> --- linux.middle/kernel/power/disk.c 2004-07-19 08:58:08.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux/kernel/power/disk.c 2004-07-19 15:00:16.000000000 -0700
> @@ -63,6 +63,9 @@
> break;
> }
> machine_halt();
> + /* Valid image is on the disk, if we continue we risk serious data corruption
> + after resume. */
> + while(1);
> device_power_up();
> local_irq_restore(flags);
> return 0;

This is nasty. We have to fail gracefully, ideally without expecting user
input.

Adding 'while(1)' will cause the CPU to enter a busy loop, artificially
increasing the power consumption of the system, which would be counter-
productive in a system that was configured to suspend when the battery was
low.
We need to at least print a message specifying what happened and
instructing them to reboot. It's dorky, but over time, all every system
should eventually be fixed to either enter a low-power mode or shut down
properly.

Perhaps we could also fill in machine_halt(), which the patch below also
does.

> * software_suspend() did not check for smp, this fixes it.

Applied, thanks.

> * copy_page() is dangerous. This is actually my fault.

Why is copy_page() dangerous? Shouldn't it be fixed if that is the case?

Thanks,


Pat
===== arch/i386/kernel/reboot.c 1.16 vs edited =====
--- 1.16/arch/i386/kernel/reboot.c 2004-07-05 03:28:50 -07:00
+++ edited/arch/i386/kernel/reboot.c 2004-08-01 22:40:58 -07:00
@@ -367,6 +367,8 @@

void machine_halt(void)
{
+ while (1)
+ asm volatile ("hlt":::"memory");
}

EXPORT_SYMBOL(machine_halt);
===== kernel/power/disk.c 1.16 vs edited =====
--- 1.16/kernel/power/disk.c 2004-08-01 20:36:39 -07:00
+++ edited/kernel/power/disk.c 2004-08-01 22:38:19 -07:00
@@ -59,6 +59,7 @@
machine_restart(NULL);
break;
}
+ printk(KERN_EMERG "Suspend-to-disk succeeded, but power-down failed. Please reboot.\n");
machine_halt();
device_power_up();
local_irq_restore(flags);
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