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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] Re: Hibernation considerations
On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 wrote:

> > Userspace can submit I/O requests. Someone will have to audit every
> > driver to make sure that such I/O requests don't cause a quiesced
> > device to become active. If the device is active, it will make the
> > memory snapshot inconsistent with the on-device data.
> assuming this is the suspend-from-ram after a kexec back from the
> write-to-disk kernel I don't think you are correct.
> when doing a suspend-to-ram you get to a point where you just don't use
> any userspace.

What do you mean? How can you prevent user tasks from running? That's
basically what the freezer does, and the whole point of this approach
is to eliminate the freezer. Right?

> from that point on you are just walking the device tree
> putting things into low-power mode. This is the point where we are talking
> about jumping to.

Yes. And putting things into low-power mode requires the ability to
run the scheduler, which means that user tasks can be scheduled, which
means that they can run.

Alan Stern

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