Re: swsusp with highmem, testing wanted

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 10:30:44 EST

On Thu, Mar 25 2004, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > > I actually ran it on real 2GB machine, and it seemed to do the trick,
> > > unless "too much" memory was full.
> >
> > Well your patch really looked nothing more than a nasty hack, since it
> > has known and very real failures. Why do you need to copy all highmem
> > down to low mem? That cannot _ever_ work reliably?!
> Because it is only solution I know that does not require rewriting half
> the kernel or rewriting all the block drivers. (see how swsusp already
> does copy of lowmem).

I don't understand, why would you need to rewrite block drivers?! Either
way, your patch surely is a bad idea no matter what way you look at it.

> Having special "poll" mode for block drivers might do the trick, but
> thats lot of work.

Maybe I'm missing something, but why doesn't the regular io paths work?

> Which operations are allowed to access highmem? Can I rely on
> block device read/write not accessing highmem?

You mean modify highmem pages, or?

Jens Axboe

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