Re: hibernation fails with large kernel trace

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 07:45:44 EST


> > The process "fuser" is stuck down in the fuse code awaiting a response
> > or something. I'd suspect that this is the cause of the freezing
> > failure:
> Yup, the 'gvfs-fuse-daemon' process is already in the refrigerator, so
> it cannot complete the request from the 'fuser' process.
> The solution is simple, really: just allow the 'fuser' task to freeze
> despite the fact that it's inside a syscall. There's the small detail
> of actually implementing this, without breaking everything else...
> What complicates the above is that we need to enable freezing not just
> inside fuse callbacks, but in the VFS as well. E.g. sys_rename()
> sleeping on i_mutex needs to be freezable as well, otherwise another
> thread that is already frozen and holding that i_mutex will block that
> rename.
> So,
> a) we need some sort of mechanism to selectively disable freezing only
> for those syscalls which might (directly) touch hardware state. It
> _hopefully_ should be enough to do so with read, write and ioctl,
> b) we need to re-enable freezing for these in fuse.
> That's the theory. I promised a prototype some time ago but haven't
> yet got around to doing it.

In the meantime, people should stop/restart fuse around
suspend/hibernation, I guess...
(cesky, pictures)
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