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Subject[RFC][PATCH 0/5] PM/Hibernate: Rework memory shrinking (rev. 2)
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On Thursday 07 May 2009, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The following patchset is an attempt to rework the memory shrinking mechanism
> used during hibernation to make room for the image. It is a work in progress
> and most likely it's going to be modified, but it has been discussed recently
> and I'd like to get comments on the current version.
>
> [1/5] - disable the OOM kernel after freezing tasks (this will be dropped if
> it's verified that we can avoid the OOM killing by using
> __GFP_FS|__GFP_WAIT|__GFP_NORETRY|__GFP_NOWARN
> in the next patches).
>
> [2/5] - drop memory shrinking from the suspend (to RAM) code path
>
> [3/5] - move swsusp_shrink_memory() to snapshot.c
>
> [4/5] - rework swsusp_shrink_memory() (to use memory allocations for applying
> memory pressure)
>
> [5/5] - allocate image pages along with the shrinking.

Updated patchset follows.

Most importantly, the first patch has been replaced by the one adding
__GFP_NO_OOM_KILL, following the Andrew's advice. The other patches are
slightly changed to address some comments I've received since yesterday.

Please tell me what you think.

Best,
Rafael



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