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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PM / Freezer: Freeze filesystems while freezing processes (v2)
> PM / Freezer: Freeze filesystems while freezing processes (v2)
> On Sunday, August 07, 2011, Dave Chinner wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 11:17:18PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
>>> Freeze all filesystems during the freezing of tasks by calling
>>> freeze_bdev() for each of them and thaw them during the thawing of
>>> tasks with the help of thaw_bdev().
>>> This is needed by hibernation, because some filesystems (e.g. XFS)
>>> deadlock with the preallocation of memory used by it if the memory
>>> pressure caused by it is too heavy.
> Below is an alternative fix, the changelog pretty much explains the
> idea.
> I've tested it on Toshiba Portege R500, but I don't have an XFS
> partition to verify that it really helps, so I'd appreciate it if
> someone able to reproduce the original issue could test it and report
> back.

Hi Rafael!

Well, the kernel bugtracker is still down and I just like to post my
experience with kernel (x64) v3.1-rc8/9 + patches. My machine is a
MacBookPro, doomed with 4GB RAM running debian.

Bug #1

on the way to hibernate, machine hangs on

"PM: Preallocating image memory..."

this patch worked for me now for weeks:
"[PATCH] PM / Freezer: Freeze filesystems while freezing processes (v2)"

I was able to reproduce this bug with virtualbox and tested the patch ~40


on resume from hibernate, hard reset (x64 only):

With this patch I haven't got this issue again the last weeks.

I wasn't able to reproduce this bug with virtualbox.

I only got one pm-hibernate issue. Last line:

Disabling non-boot CPUs ...

This time I've enabled debug hung task :)


Any other idea besides the possibility it's caused by evil earth
radiation, isn't it?


On 26.09.2011 00:10, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Sunday, September 25, 2011, Christoph wrote:
>> On 25.09.2011 15:32, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> On Sunday, September 25, 2011, Christoph wrote:
>>>> test results of the patch below:
>>>> 1. real machine
>>>> suspends fine but on wakeup, after loading image: hard reset. nvidia
>>>> gpu => disabled compitz => wakeup worked two times.
>>> Hmm, so there's a separate bug related to NVidia I guess.
>> Maybe.
>> Just made another test: the machine (macbook) woke up, loaded image, thaw.
>> It got stuck at vt#1, displaying console with login. Cursor blinking, but
>> no (usb) keyboard or network enabled. Bricked?!!
>> On the other hand I've got another box with nvidia gpu:
>> debian5 32bit
>> #3 SMP Fri Apr 1
>> nvidia 260.19.36
>> It's up since I compiled the kernel: I use it twice a week and I kept it
>> freezed all the time. It was solid rock until today: hard reset on resume.
>> WTF? (I remember this version combo was stable on the macbook but the
>> kernel lacks a solid wireless driver).
> If that's an x86_64 system, there is a known bug causing problems like
> this to happen. There's a patch fixing it, but not conclusive:
> Thanks,
> Rafael
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