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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] PM / Sleep: Freeze filesystems during system suspend/hibernation
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <> wrote:
> From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> Freeze all filesystems during system suspend and (kernel-driven)
> hibernation by calling freeze_supers() for all superblocks and thaw
> them during the subsequent resume with the help of thaw_supers().
> This makes filesystems stay in a consistent state in case something
> goes wrong between system suspend (or hibernation) and the subsequent
> resume (e.g. journal replays won't be necessary in those cases).  In
> particular, this should help to solve a long-standing issue that, in
> some cases, during resume from hibernation the boot loader causes the
> journal to be replied for the filesystem containing the kernel image
> and/or initrd causing it to become inconsistent with the information
> stored in the hibernation image.
> The user-space-driven hibernation (s2disk) is not covered by this
> change, because the freezing of filesystems prevents s2disk from
> accessing device special files it needs to do its job.
> This change is based on earlier work by Nigel Cunningham.
> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>

Do you happen to have a version of this patch that has been rebased to the
latest 3.3 git tree? I looked in the various archives and haven't found one
yet. I'd like to get this into Fedora rawhide to see if some of the hibernate
issues we've been seeing clear up.

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