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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] PM: disable nonboot cpus before suspending devices
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On Friday 22 January 2010, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Friday 22 January 2010, Sebastian Ott wrote:
> > hi Rafael,
> >
> > on s390 we have a reproduceable testcase where, after all devices were
> > suspended, a memory allocation results in disk IO. I know that this is
> > similar to the current discussion about magically changing the gpf mask,
> > but in our case the related allocation is triggered not by a device driver
> > but directly by hibernation_snapshot. The call chain looks like this:
> >
> > STACK:
> > 0 schedule+1796 [0x5a7af0]
> > 1 io_schedule+98 [0x5a82ce]
> > 2 sync_page_killable+4 [0x1ec424]
> > 3 __wait_on_bit+204 [0x5a8bc4]
> > 4 add_to_page_cache_locked+2 [0x1ec766]
> > 5 shrink_page_list+2372 [0x1fc5b0]
> > 6 shrink_list+2496 [0x1fd02c]
> > 7 shrink_zone+932 [0x1fd3e0]
> > 8 try_to_free_pages+668 [0x1fe4bc]
> > 9 __alloc_pages_nodemask+1346 [0x1f5056]
> > 10 __get_free_pages+76 [0x1f52dc]
> > 11 __build_sched_domains+60 [0x144f98]
> > 12 partition_sched_domains+696 [0x145dcc]
> > 13 update_sched_domains+100 [0x146104]
> > 14 notifier_call_chain+166 [0x5ae112]
> > 15 raw_notifier_call_chain+44 [0x1800c4]
> > 16 _cpu_down+586 [0x59f212]
> > 17 disable_nonboot_cpus+354 [0x155ad2]
> > 18 hibernation_snapshot+324 [0x1a7938]
> > 19 hibernate+304 [0x1a7bcc]
> > 20 state_store+130 [0x1a645e]
> > 21 sysfs_write_file+264 [0x2b551c]
> > 22 vfs_write+190 [0x23f98a]
> > 23 sys_write+100 [0x23fb50]
> > 24 sysc_noemu+16 [0x118ff6]
> >
> > a possible fix would be to call disable_nonboot_cpus before suspending the
> > devices..
>
> This is going against the changes attempting to speed-up suspend and resume,
> such as the asynchronous suspend/resume patchset, so I don't agree with it.

In fact there's more to it.

enable_nonboot_cpus() has to be called before suspend_ops->wake() (and
analogously for hibernation), because of some ACPI-related ordering constraints
(calling them in the reverse orther leads to _serious_ problems during resume).

In turn, suspend_ops->wake() should be called before we resume devices, for
similar reasons.

So, your patch really would break things.

Rafael


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