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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove process freezer from suspend to RAM pathway
On Tue 2007-07-03 21:32:20, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 3. Juli 2007 schrieb Miklos Szeredi:
> > > And a further question. The freezer is not atomic. What do you do
> > > if a task not yet frozen calls sys_sync(), but fuse is already frozen?
> >
> > What do you do if a task not yet frozen writes to a pipe, on the other
> > end of which is a task already frozen?

There's some difference between uninterruptible and interruptible
sleep I'd say.

> > It doesn't matter. The only thing that should matter during suspend
> > (not hibernate) is saving the state of devices to ram, and putting the
> > devices to sleep.
>
> Well, but you did remove sys_sync() from the freezer, which is
> and must be called in the hibernate path.

Not "must". In fact, hibernation should be safe without sys_sync(). It
is just user un-friendly.

Pavel
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