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SubjectRe: swsusp: don't eat ide disks
Hi!

> > > Throw out the pages we can evict
> >
> > ...DMA from disk may be still running here...
>
> Only if a request is still active and therfore the queue is not
> quiesced
>


How do I quiesce a queue? Is it ll_rw_blk stuff?

>
> > ...and at resume you find out that your memory is not consistent
> > because DMA was still running when you were doing copy.
>
> I can see how that can be a problem for some other things but not block
> devices.

You are probably right that for ide disk quiescing a queue is enough,
but nothing prevents block device to do some DMA just for fun. Also I
want to spindown on suspend (andre wanted that, to flush caches), so I
guess that the patch is quite good as-is....
Pavel

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