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SubjectRe: freeze vs freezer
On Mon, 23 Jun 2008, Pavel Machek wrote:
> (replying to *very* old mail).
> >>>> We wait until they can continue.
> >>>
> >>> So if I have a process blocked on an unavilable NFS mount, I can't
> >>> suspend?
> >>
> >> That's correct, you can't.
> >>
> >> [And I know what you're going to say. ;-)]
> >
> > Why exactly does suspend/hibernation depend on "TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE" instead
> > of a zero preempt_count()? Really what we should do is just iterate over
> > all of the actual physical devices and tell each one "Block new IO requests
> > preemptably, finish pending DMA, put the hardware in low-power mode, and
> > prepare for suspend/hibernate". As long as each driver knows how to do
> > those simple things we can have an entirely consistent kernel image for
> > both suspend and for hibernation.
> Patch would be welcome, actually. It turns out blocking new
> IO-requests is not completely trivial.

Is this the same thing the per-device IO-queue-freeze patches for HDAPS also
need to do? If so, you may want to talk to Elias Oltmanns
<> about it. Added to CC.

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