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SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH] hibernation should work ok with memory hotplug
On Thu, 6 Nov 2008 10:54:53 +0900
KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:43:07 +1100
> Nigel Cunningham <ncunningham@crca.org.au> wrote:
>
> > Hi.
> >
> > On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 10:17 +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> > > On Thu, 6 Nov 2008 09:14:41 +0900
> > > KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Ok, please consider "when memory hotplug happens."
> > > >
> > > > In general, it happens when
> > > > 1. memory is inserted to slot.
> > > > 2. the firmware notifes the system to enable already inserted memory.
> > > >
> > > > To trigger "1", you have to open cover of server/pc. Do you open pc while the system
> > > > starts hibernation ? for usual people, no.
> > > >
> > > > To trigger "2", the user have special console to tell firmware "enable this memory".
> > > > Such firmware console or users have to know "the system works well." And, more important,
> > > > when the system is suspended, the firmware can't do hotplug because the kernel is sleeping.
> > > > So, such firmware console or operator have to know the system status.
> > > >
> > > > Am I missing some ? Current linux can know PCI/USB hotplug while the system is suspended ?
> > > >
> > > *OFFTOPIC*
> > >
> > > I hear following answer from my friend.
> > >
> > > - hibernate the system
> > > => plug USB memory
> > > => wake up the system
> > > => panic.
> > > - hibernate the system
> > > => unplug USB memory
> > > => wake up the sytem
> > > => panic.
> >
> > We currently check that the number of physical pages is the same when
> > starting to load the image, so neither of these issues cause real
> > problems.
> >
> Hmm? this doesn't come from lost of hotplug interrupt ?
> the memory plugged while the system is sleeping can be recognized when the system wakes up ?
>
> My point is the firmware/operator has to know "the system is sleeping or not" to do *any* hotplug.
> (I'm not sure but removing a cpu while the system is under hibernation may cause panic, too.)
> In my point of view, this is operator's problem, not hibernation's.

IOW, please just remove !HIBERNATION in Kconfig and add "WARNING" to Documentaion.
for *now*.

I hope some notifier_call_chain from hibernation will be added.


Thanks,
-Kame



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