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SubjectRe: swsusp is at it... again

> > After about 20 resume cycles (compiled kernel with swsusp making
> > machine suspend/resume) I got that nasty FS corruption, again.
> >
> > So...
> >
> > 1) Maybe your ext3 patches are not at fault.
> I suspect all this come from suspension failure and immediate resume. I
> have reenabled your panic ! I believe that if a task isn't stopped

Okay, I think I can try that. [Do you think you can send me your diffs
to ext3?]

> I also made a modification in stopping task to stop normal task and then
> kernel threads (I had to add a new PF_KERNTHREAD flag). Perhaps the bug
> has to do with the *order* of stopping processes (I think of that
> because kernel messages are written to log files: what happens if
> kjournald thread is stopped and a task still writes ?)

Nothing that bad should happen... kjournald is only _delayed_ right?
And it could be delayed by scheduling as well.

> > 2) Be carefull using swsusp patch. Real carefull.
> >
> > 3) Don't trust fsck. At this kind of corruption, e2fsck 1.19 will
> > report "clean" but will not repair it, putting your fs into
> > self-destruct mode. Bad bad. Its fixed on new versions. Always run
> > fsck twice, second time with -f.
> tune2fs -e panic
> is also a good precaution at least for ext3 filesystems because all my
> root inode crashes were preceded by ext3-error messages and these
> messages were sometimes several hours before effective crash.

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