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

On Friday, 25 of March 2005 15:52, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 15:24:15 +0100, Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > > > > > OK, anything else I should try?
> > > > >
> > > > > not really, i just wait for Vojtech and Pavel :-)
> > > >
> > > > Try commenting out "call_usermodehelper". If that helps, Stefan's
> > > > theory is confirmed, and this waits for Vojtech to fix it.
> > > >
> > >
> > > 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...

Moreover, if we panic() here, we potentially lose data. IMO we should not
do this for a device that is not needed for saving the image and/or
contains the root filesystem.

> 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).

In fact, the only devices that we really need to resume-during-suspend are
those necessary for saving the image.

Greets,
Rafael


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