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SubjectRe: swsusp 'disk' fails in bk-current - intel_agp at fault?
Hi!

> > > This is more of a general swsusp problem I believe - the second phase
> > > when it blindly resumes entire system. Resume of a device can fail
> > > (any reason whatsoever) and it will attempt to clean up after itself,
> > > but userspace is dead and hotplug never completes. While I am
> > > interested to know why ALPS does not want to resume on ANdy's laptop
> > > the issue will never be completely resolved from within the input
> > > system.
> >
> > When device fails to resume, what should I do? I think I could
> >
> > if (error)
> > panic("Device resume failed\n");
> >
> > , but... that does not look like what you want.
>
> Oh, always panic-happy Pavel ;). It really depends on what kind of
> device has faled to resume. If the device is really needed for writing
> image then panic is the only recourse, but if it some other device you
> resuming just ignore it, who cares...

You are right, for resume-during-suspend, we may as well risk it. We
have consistent state, and if we happen to write it on disk,
everything is okay.

For resume-during-resume, I don't really know how we can handle
that. Running with some devices non-working seems dangerous to me.

> Btw, I dont think that doing selective resume (as opposed to selective
> suspend and Nigel's partial device trees) would be so much
> complicated. You'd always resume sysdevs and then, when iterating over
> "normal" devices, just skip ones not in resume path. It can all be
> contained in driver core I believe (sorry but no patch, for now at
> least).

:-) I think we can simply make device freeze/unfreeze fast enough.
[We do not need to do full suspend/resume; freeze is enough].

Pavel
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