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    Subject[PATCH] Allow SysRq emergency sync to thaw frozen filesystems
    Now that the filesystem freeze operation has been elevated
    to the VFS, and is just an ioctl away, some sort of safety net
    for unintentionally frozen root filesystems may be in order.

    The timeout thaw originally proposed did not get merged, but
    perhaps something like this would be useful in emergencies.

    This doesn't have to piggyback on the existing emergency sync
    sysrq, but it seems like a reasonable, simple addition to me.

    I've tested this on a non-root fs with multiple (nested) freezers,
    as well as on a system rendered unresponsive due to a frozen
    root fs.

    Thanks,
    -Eric

    Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>
    ---

    Index: linux-2.6/drivers/char/sysrq.c
    ===================================================================
    --- linux-2.6.orig/drivers/char/sysrq.c
    +++ linux-2.6/drivers/char/sysrq.c
    @@ -151,6 +151,7 @@ static struct sysrq_key_op sysrq_reboot_

    static void sysrq_handle_sync(int key, struct tty_struct *tty)
    {
    + emergency_thaw();
    emergency_sync();
    }
    static struct sysrq_key_op sysrq_sync_op = {
    Index: linux-2.6/fs/buffer.c
    ===================================================================
    --- linux-2.6.orig/fs/buffer.c
    +++ linux-2.6/fs/buffer.c
    @@ -258,6 +258,29 @@ struct super_block *freeze_bdev(struct b
    }
    EXPORT_SYMBOL(freeze_bdev);

    +void do_thaw(unsigned long unused)
    +{
    + struct super_block *sb;
    + char b[BDEVNAME_SIZE];
    +
    + list_for_each_entry(sb, &super_blocks, s_list) {
    + while (sb->s_bdev && !thaw_bdev(sb->s_bdev, sb))
    + printk(KERN_WARNING "Emergency Thaw on %s\n",
    + bdevname(sb->s_bdev, b));
    + }
    + printk(KERN_WARNING "Emergency Thaw complete\n");
    +}
    +
    +/**
    + * emergency_thaw -- force thaw every filesystem
    + *
    + * Used for emergency unfreeze of all filesystems via SysRq
    + */
    +void emergency_thaw(void)
    +{
    + pdflush_operation(do_thaw, 0);
    +}
    +
    /**
    * thaw_bdev -- unlock filesystem
    * @bdev: blockdevice to unlock
    Index: linux-2.6/include/linux/buffer_head.h
    ===================================================================
    --- linux-2.6.orig/include/linux/buffer_head.h
    +++ linux-2.6/include/linux/buffer_head.h
    @@ -171,6 +171,7 @@ void __wait_on_buffer(struct buffer_head
    wait_queue_head_t *bh_waitq_head(struct buffer_head *bh);
    int fsync_bdev(struct block_device *);
    struct super_block *freeze_bdev(struct block_device *);
    +void emergency_thaw(void);
    int thaw_bdev(struct block_device *, struct super_block *);
    int fsync_super(struct super_block *);
    int fsync_no_super(struct block_device *);
    Index: linux-2.6/Documentation/sysrq.txt
    ===================================================================
    --- linux-2.6.orig/Documentation/sysrq.txt
    +++ linux-2.6/Documentation/sysrq.txt
    @@ -101,7 +101,8 @@ On all - write a character to /proc/sys

    'r' - Turns off keyboard raw mode and sets it to XLATE.

    -'s' - Will attempt to sync all mounted filesystems.
    +'s' - Will attempt to sync all mounted filesystems, and unfreeze
    + any frozen fileystems.

    't' - Will dump a list of current tasks and their information to your
    console.



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