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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH] Remove process freezer from suspend to RAM pathway
On Tue, 3 Jul 2007, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> > I agree that in general the suspend process should not have to wait for
> > a userspace callback to complete. Indeed, there's no particular
> > reason that anything running during STR should have to wait for
> > something in userspace to complete. Given that fact, I don't see
> > anything wrong with freezing userspace when doing STR.
>
> There's nothing wrong with it as such, it's just that our implementation
> appears to suck in a myriad of small ways that keep cropping up and
> biting people. Even without the sys_sync(), freezing processes results
> in the suspend failing because syslog is stuck in D state and won't go
> into the refrigerator.

Okay, I can believe that. The proper response then is to fix the
freezer, not eliminate it. Has the syslog problem been reported on
linux-pm? I don't recall hearing of it before.

Alan Stern

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