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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 17:04, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 16:42:37 +0100, Pavel Machek <pavel@suse.cz> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
>
> I think it again varies, and the driver would have to decide what to
> do if it can not resume hardware.

Well, I don't think that the driver would be able to state that its failure
is "serious enough", for example, to panic(). This is only known to the
higher-level code that calls the driver's _resume() routine. IMO the driver
should not make any assumptions of its importance (eg a SCSI driver
that panic()s, because it's unable to resume a disk which does not
even contain a mounted partition is not a good idea ;-)).

> Take for example USB - i believe USB
> guys are shooting at being able to disconnect device while the box is
> suspended and have it removed from the system when resuming. In
> Probably every driver that has even a slighest notion of
> hot-pluggability should just properly clean up after itself and not
> signal error to the core.

Unless, for instance, one of its devices 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).
> >
> > :-) I think we can simply make device freeze/unfreeze fast enough.
> > [We do not need to do full suspend/resume; freeze is enough].

If the driver is compiled as a module, its devices may be uninitialized
when its _resume() routine is called (eg in the resume-during-resume).
Hence, IMHO, we can forget the "unfreeze" thing until we can differentiate
the resume-during-suspend from the resume-during-resume etc. ...

Greets,
Rafael


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