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SubjectRe: LOCKDEP: 3.9-rc1: mount.nfs/4272 still has locks held!
On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 09:46:48AM -0800, Tejun Heo wrote:
> So, I think this is why implementing freezer as a separate blocking
> mechanism isn't such a good idea. We're effectively introducing a
> completely new waiting state to a lot of unsuspecting paths which
> generates a lot of risks and eventually extra complexity to work
> around those. I think we really should update freezer to re-use the
> blocking points we already have - the ones used for signal delivery
> and ptracing. That way, other code paths don't have to worry about an
> extra stop state and we can confine most complexities to freezer
> proper.

Also, consolidating those wait states means that we can solve the
event-to-response latency problem for all three cases - signal, ptrace
and freezer, rather than adding separate backing-out strategy for
freezer.

--
tejun


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