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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/3] PM: Asynchronous suspend and resume
On Fri, 14 Aug 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:

> On Friday 14 August 2009, Alan Stern wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >
> > > > No, I've only tested it with a few selected drivers. I'm going to try the
> > > > "async everyone" scenario, though.
> > >
> > > On HP nx6325 booted with init=/bin/bash it doesn't pass the
> > > 'echo devices > /sys/power/pm_test && echo mem > /sys/power/state' test.
> > >
> > > The suspend part actually seems to work, but the resume part crashes
> > > miserably.
> >
> > Any details? Can you tell where it crashes?
>
> Unfortunately it ends up in a continuous flood of backtraces, so I can't
> say much.

Same sort of thing happened with me, but it appeared to happen during
suspend. (I say "appeared" because the system froze for a while at the
start of the suspend until I hit a key. This may be related to all the
recent churn in the TTY layer, combined with the fact that I was using
a serial console. It didn't help -- none of the backtraces got sent
out the serial port.)

> However, if I set async_suspend for all PCI devices, as well as for ACPI battery
> and i8042, everything apparently works, even with real suspend-resume.

I think it would be worthwhile to track down these unknown problems and
dependencies. It won't be easy, though...

Alan Stern



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