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    SubjectRe: [linux-pm] Re: swsusp 'disk' fails in bk-current - intel_agp at fault?
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    Hi.

    On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 02:32, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    > On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:02:44 -0800 (PST), Patrick Mochel
    > <mochel@digitalimplant.org> wrote:
    > >
    > > On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
    > >
    > > > Ok, what do you think about this one?
    > > >
    > > > ===================================================================
    > > >
    > > > swsusp: disable usermodehelper after generating memory snapshot and
    > > > before resuming devices, so when device fails to resume we
    > > > won't try to call hotplug - userspace stopped anyway.
    > >
    > > Hm, shouldn't we disable it before we start to freeze processes? We don't
    > > want any more processes trying to start up after we've taken care of
    > > them..
    > >
    >
    > Can't a device be removed (for any reason) _while_ we are freezing
    > processes? I think freeszing code will properly deal with it... What
    > about suspend semantics - if suspend fails do we say the device should
    > be operational or the system should attempt to re-initialize? I.e. we
    > are not doing suspend after all - can we still drop messages on the
    > floor? After all, we still have ability to run coldplug after failed
    > suspend.
    >
    > I frankly am not sure at what point to disable usermode helper. Or
    > maybe we need to have a list of pending events and suspend khelper_wq
    > while suspending.

    FWIW, my solution is purely freezer based. I freeze khelper and in the
    freezer code ignore kernel threads in state uninterruptible (which is
    where kseriod, eg, will be while it waits for the usermode helper
    process (which also gets frozen).

    Regards,

    Nigel
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