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SubjectRe: swsusp problems [was Re: Your opinion on the merge?]
Hi!

> > Now I have _proof_ that eye-candy is harmfull. What is see on screen is:
>
> No, that's not proof; just a bug in the code. It's not using the right
> code to display the error message. I'll fix it asap.

:-)

I'd really like eye-candy code to be gone. Its long, and its not worth
the trouble.

> > N
> > umber of free pages a[ ]h! (285723 != 285754)
> > (Press SPACE to continue)
>
> By thw way, to get this message, you probably removed the memory pool
> hooks. I'm getting the picture more and more clearly. I need to write a
> series of emails explaining why each part of the changes exists. I'll
> try to do that shortly.

No, this was actually with unmodified swsusp2. [I'm not sure if
highmem was enabled at that point. I do not think it was.]

> > Was it really neccessary to rename IOTHREAD to NOFREEZE? This way you
>
> Not really, but I felt that IOTHREAD wasn't a good description of the
> way the flag is used. The name implies that it is intended for threads
> used for doing I/O, but it is also used for some threads that aren't I/O
> related but cannot/should not be refrigerated.

I agree that NOFREEZE is better name. Try submitting separate patch to
rename it; if it gets rejected, modify swsusp2 to use IOTHREAD name...

> > if (likely(!(current->state & (TASK_DEAD | TASK_ZOMBIE)))) {
> > if (unlikely(in_atomic())) {
> > - printk(KERN_ERR "bad: scheduling while
> > atomic!\n");
> > - dump_stack();
> > + if (likely(!(software_suspend_state &
> > SOFTWARE_SUSPEND_RUNNING))) {
> > + printk(KERN_ERR "bad: scheduling while
> > atomic!\n");
> > + dump_stack();
> > + }
> > }
> > }
> >
> > Were you lazy or is there some reason why scheduling while atomic is
> > not bad for swsusp2?
>
> I like the way you're forcing me to remember why I've done things the
> way I have :>. I'll need to get look at this again and get back to you.
> There is a good reason and I did try to avoid doing this. I just don't
> remember the logic right now.

Not enough comments, then :-). [I wish I had followed swsusp2
development more closely, but I guess its too late for that by now.]

> Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate them.

I'm looking forward to better swsusp2.
Pavel
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When do you have a heart between your knees?
[Johanka's followup: and *two* hearts?]
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