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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH(Experimental) 1/4] freezer-cpu-hotplug core
On 02/14, Gautham R Shenoy wrote:
>
> o Splits CPU_DEAD into two events namely
> - CPU_DEAD: which will be handled while the processes are still
> frozen.
>
> - CPU_DEAD_KILL_THREADS: To be handled after we thaw_processes.


Imho, this is not right. This change the meaning of CPU_DEAD, and so
we should fix all users of CPU_DEAD as well.

How about

CPU_DEAD_WHATEVER
the processes are still frozen

CPU_DEAD
after we thaw_processes

This way we can add processing of the new CPU_DEAD_WHATEVER event where
it may help. We don't need to change (for example) workqueue.c with this
patch, we can do it in a separate patch.


CPU_UP_PREPARE is called after freeze_processes()... Probably this works,
but imho this is no good. Suppose for a moment that khelper will be frozen
(yes, yes it can't be), then we can't do kthread_create().

Oleg.

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