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SubjectRe: [patch 00/69] -stable review

On Thu, 24 May 2007, Romano Giannetti wrote:
>
> I discovered that SysRq-t works during the pause. So I pressed it more
> or less halfway the pause; the full result is here:
> http://www.dea.icai.upcomillas.es/romano/linux/info/dmesg-resume.txt
>
> It seems that most of the tasks are in
>
> [<c0138931>] refrigerator+0x41/0x60

Yeah, but the interesting one is this pair:

events/0 R running 0 4 1 (L-TLB)

sleep.sh D 0000014F 0 5798 5789 (NOTLB)
Call Trace:
[<c01d3c01>] kobject_uevent_env+0x3a1/0x4a0
[<c02d8509>] wait_for_completion+0x79/0xb0
[<c0116640>] default_wake_function+0x0/0x10
[<c0238a08>] _request_firmware+0x1c8/0x310
[<c0238bef>] request_firmware+0xf/0x20
[<e0a35d5d>] pcmcia_bus_match+0x28d/0x3c0 [pcmcia]
[<c02864a7>] netlink_broadcast+0x1f7/0x310
[<c0233d74>] driver_probe_device+0x34/0xc0
[<c02d79ee>] klist_next+0x4e/0xa0
[<c0233014>] bus_for_each_drv+0x44/0x70
[<c0233eba>] device_attach+0x7a/0x80
[<c0233e00>] __device_attach+0x0/0x10
[<c0232f56>] bus_attach_device+0x26/0x60
[<c0231d06>] device_add+0x5e6/0x6e0
[<c01d350f>] kobject_init+0x2f/0x50
[<e0a360f5>] pcmcia_device_add+0x185/0x220 [pcmcia]
[<e0a36261>] pcmcia_card_add+0xa1/0xc0 [pcmcia]
[<e0913900>] ti12xx_power_hook+0x180/0x1d0 [yenta_socket]
[<e0a36300>] ds_event+0x80/0xb0 [pcmcia]
[<e0967359>] send_event+0x39/0x70 [pcmcia_core]
[<e09677b6>] socket_insert+0x86/0xe0 [pcmcia_core]
[<e0967c2b>] pcmcia_socket_dev_resume+0x7b/0x90 [pcmcia_core]
[<c01e135f>] pci_device_resume+0x1f/0x60
[<c023815f>] resume_device+0x5f/0xf0
ie we have a deadlock because resume wants to do that firmware request,
but the event daemon is apparently spinning like mad.

And yes, request_firmware() has a "loading_timeout" in seconds. And
it's 60. So that explains your pause right there!

It might be some unfortunate interaction with process freezing (my
favorite whipping boy), but it could also be something else. I suspect
we should treat suspend/resume as a bootup event, and not allow execve()
for that case at all. Right now we have:

retval = -EPERM;
if (current->fs->root)
retval = kernel_execve(sub_info->path,
sub_info->argv, sub_info->envp);
in kernel/kmod.c, and that "current->fs->root" thing basically protects
us from trying to run a user-mode helper early in the boot sequence, but
we might want to add a conditional like "&& !resuming" to that test..

Linus

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