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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC v1 3/3] ARM hibernation / suspend-to-disk
On Sat 2014-02-22 10:16:55, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 04:27:55PM +0000, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> > I still do not understand why switching to idmap, which is a clone of
> > init_mm + 1:1 kernel mappings is required here. Why idmap ?
> >
> > And while at it, can't the idmap be overwritten _while_ copying back the
> > resume kernel ? Is it safe to use idmap page tables while copying ?
> >
> > I had a look at x86 and there idmap page tables used to resume are created
> > on the fly using safe pages, on ARM idmap is created at boot.
> That's fine.
> Remember, you're required to boot exactly the same kernel image when
> resuming as the kernel which created the suspend image. Unless you
> have random allocations going on, you should get the same layout for
> the idmap stuff at each boot.

Actually, x86-64 is able to resume from different kernel these days,
and some day you may want to do it on arm, too. But it is definitely
not needed for inital merge.

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