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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PM: hibernate: Freeze kernel threads in software_resume()
On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 8:34 PM Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org> wrote:
>
> On 2020-04-26 09:24, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Friday, April 24, 2020 5:40:16 AM CEST Dexuan Cui wrote:
> >> Currently the kernel threads are not frozen in software_resume(), so
> >> between dpm_suspend_start(PMSG_QUIESCE) and resume_target_kernel(),
> >> system_freezable_power_efficient_wq can still try to submit SCSI
> >> commands and this can cause a panic since the low level SCSI driver
> >> (e.g. hv_storvsc) has quiesced the SCSI adapter and can not accept
> >> any SCSI commands: https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/4/10/47
> >>
> >> At first I posted a fix (https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/4/21/1318) trying
> >> to resolve the issue from hv_storvsc, but with the help of
> >> Bart Van Assche, I realized it's better to fix software_resume(),
> >> since this looks like a generic issue, not only pertaining to SCSI.
> >>
> >> Cc: Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>
> >> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> >> Signed-off-by: Dexuan Cui <decui@microsoft.com>
> >> ---
> >> kernel/power/hibernate.c | 7 +++++++
> >> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/kernel/power/hibernate.c b/kernel/power/hibernate.c
> >> index 86aba8706b16..30bd28d1d418 100644
> >> --- a/kernel/power/hibernate.c
> >> +++ b/kernel/power/hibernate.c
> >> @@ -898,6 +898,13 @@ static int software_resume(void)
> >> error = freeze_processes();
> >> if (error)
> >> goto Close_Finish;
> >> +
> >> + error = freeze_kernel_threads();
> >> + if (error) {
> >> + thaw_processes();
> >> + goto Close_Finish;
> >> + }
> >> +
> >> error = load_image_and_restore();
> >> thaw_processes();
> >> Finish:
> >
> > Applied as a fix for 5.7-rc4, thanks!
>
> Hi Rafael,
>
> What is not clear to me is how kernel threads are thawed after
> load_image_and_restore() has finished? Should a comment perhaps be added
> above the freeze_kernel_threads() call that explains how
> thaw_kernel_threads() is invoked after load_image_and_restore() has
> finished?

It isn't, because that is not necessary.

thaw_processes() will thaw them along with the user space.

Cheers!

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