Re: Back to the future.

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sat Apr 28 2007 - 19:45:51 EST

On Sun, 29 Apr 2007, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> OK, more precisely: fs-related threads should not try to process their queues,
> etc., after the snapshot is done, because that may cause some fs data to be
> written at that time and then the fs in question may be corrupted after the
> restore. Not all of the I/O in general, fs data.

But that's not true _either_. That's only true because right now I think
we cannot even suspend to a swapfile (I might be wrong).

If you have a swapfile on a filesystem, you'd need those fs queues

> Well, I'm not sure whether or not that still would have been the case if we had
> stopped to freeze kernel threads for the hibernation/suspend.

Did you miss the email where Paul pointed out that Mac/PowerPC didn't use
to do any of this? And apparently never had any issues with it? And
probably worked more reliably several years ago than suspend/hibernation
does _today_?

Ie we do have history of _not_ freezing things. The freezing came later,
and came with the subsystem that had more problems..

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