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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] PM: Fix potential issue with failing asynchronous suspend
On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 08:00:44PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> From: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>
> Subject: PM: Fix potential issue with failing asynchronous suspend
>
> There is a potential issue with the asynchronous suspend code that
> a device driver suspending asynchronously may not notice that it
> should back off. There are two failing scenarions, (1) when the
> driver is waiting for a driver suspending synchronously to complete
> and that second driver returns error code, in which case async_error
> won't be set and the waiting driver will continue suspending and (2)
> after the driver has called device_pm_wait_for_dev() and the waited
> for driver returns error code, in which case the caller of
> device_pm_wait_for_dev() will not know that there was an error and
> will continue suspending.
>
> To fix this issue make __device_suspend() set async_error, so
> async_suspend() doesn't need to set it any more, and make
> device_pm_wait_for_dev() return async_error, so that its callers
> can check whether or not they should continue suspending.
>
> No more changes are necessary, since device_pm_wait_for_dev() in
> not used by any drivers' suspend routines.
>
> Reported-by: Colin Cross <ccross@android.com>
> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>


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