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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] Freezer: Don't count threads waiting for frozen filesystems.
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Hi.

On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 00:50 +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Nigel Cunningham wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 00:24 +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Nigel Cunningham wrote:
> > > > > Remember, though, that we're only freezing fuse at the moment, and
> > > > > strictly one filesystem at a time. We can thus happily wait for the
> > > > > i_mutex taken by some other process to be released.
> > > >
> > > > Not going to work: you need to wait for all requests to be finished,
> > > > but those might depend on some other fuse filesystem which has already
> > > > been frozen.
> > >
> > > Okay. In that case, am I right in thinking that the request waiting on
> > > the frozen filesystem will be stuck in request_wait_answer,
> >
> > Yes.
> >
> > > and the
> > > userspace process that was trying to satisfy the request will be stuck
> > > in the FUSE_MIGHT_FREEZE call that was invoked for the frozen
> > > filesystem?
>
> Sorry, I misunderstood this. Yes you're right, in the case of one
> fuse filesystem relying on another to complete the request the already
> frozen one will be stuck in FUSE_MIGHT_FREEZE().
>
> How does that help?

Well, my next question was going to be: can we find a way to know that
the userspace process we're waiting on was frozen? If we can know that,
then perhaps we can apply that knowledge in this thread to avoid a
freezing failure.

Regards,

Nigel



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