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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/17] freezer: clean up freeze_processes() failure path

    On 11/01/2011 12:35 AM, Tejun Heo wrote:
    > freeze_processes() failure path is rather messy. Freezing is canceled
    > for workqueues and tasks which aren't frozen yet but frozen tasks are
    > left alone and should be thawed by the caller and of course some
    > callers (xen and kexec) didn't do it.
    > This patch updates __thaw_task() to handle cancelation correctly and
    > makes thaw_processes() call thaw_processes() on failure instead so
    You meant freeze_processes() and freeze_kernel_threads() here, right?

    > that the system is fully thawed on failure.

    I really like this approach of handling freezing failures.

    > Unnecessary
    > thaw_processes() calls are removed from kernel/power/hibernate.c and
    > user.c.
    Did you miss kernel/power/suspend.c?
    Shouldn't we be also doing something like this:

    Signed-off-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat <>

    diff --git a/kernel/power/suspend.c b/kernel/power/suspend.c
    index fdd4263..57aaca5 100644
    --- a/kernel/power/suspend.c
    +++ b/kernel/power/suspend.c
    @@ -110,7 +110,6 @@ static int suspend_prepare(void)
    } else
    return 0;

    - suspend_thaw_processes();

    Srivatsa S. Bhat <>
    Linux Technology Center,
    IBM India Systems and Technology Lab

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