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SubjectRe: [RFC/RFT] swsusp: image size tunable (was: Re: [PATCH][mm] swsusp: limit image size)
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Hi,

On Saturday, 10 December 2005 17:06, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > The tunable may be useful to people who'd like to achieve the
> > > maximum efficiency of suspend/resume and it would be a nice
> > > feature to have, I think, but let's say we'll try to implement it
> > > in the future, if still needed/wanted.
> >
> > Actually the tunable turned out to be quite easy to implement and I think
> > I'll need it for userspace swsusp (the suspend-handling userspace
> > process will need to tell the kernel how much space there is for the
> > image).
>
> Looks mostly okay to me, small comments below.
>
> > Index: linux-2.6.15-rc5-mm1/kernel/power/disk.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.15-rc5-mm1.orig/kernel/power/disk.c 2005-12-10 13:12:18.000000000 +0100
> > +++ linux-2.6.15-rc5-mm1/kernel/power/disk.c 2005-12-10 13:20:38.000000000 +0100
> > @@ -367,9 +367,34 @@
> >
> > power_attr(resume);
> >
> > +static ssize_t image_size_show(struct subsystem * subsys, char *buf)
> > +{
> > + return sprintf(buf, "%u\n", image_size);
> > +}
> > +
> > +static ssize_t image_size_store(struct subsystem * subsys, const char * buf, size_t n)
> > +{
> > + int len;
> > + char *p;
> > + unsigned int size;
> > +
> > + p = memchr(buf, '\n', n);
> > + len = p ? p - buf : n;
>
> len and p are unused.

Right. BTW, the same applies to resume_store().

>
> > + if (sscanf(buf, "%u", &size) == 1) {
> > + image_size = size < MAX_IMAGE_SIZE ? size : MAX_IMAGE_SIZE;
> > + return n;
>
> Why the limit? We may want to allow very big images when someone wants
> "as similar to suspended system as possible".

It's not really necessary. I'll remove it.

>
> > Index: linux-2.6.15-rc5-mm1/kernel/power/power.h
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.15-rc5-mm1.orig/kernel/power/power.h 2005-12-10 13:12:18.000000000 +0100
> > +++ linux-2.6.15-rc5-mm1/kernel/power/power.h 2005-12-10 13:20:46.000000000 +0100
> > @@ -53,10 +53,12 @@
> > extern struct pbe *pagedir_nosave;
> >
> > /*
> > - * Preferred image size in MB (set it to zero to get the smallest
> > + * Maximum image size in MB (set it to zero to get the smallest
> > * image possible)
> > */
>
> In fact this is not maximum. If more than 500MB can't be freed, well,
> it will not be freed. Very improbable, but possible.
>
> > -#define IMAGE_SIZE 500
> > +#define MAX_IMAGE_SIZE 500
> > +
>
> With runtime configuration, we should not need additional
> compile-time config. OTOH /proc tunables should have descritption in
> Documentation/.

This only is an experimental version. I'll write the description for the
final one.

Rafael


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