Re: [linux-pm] [RFC][PATCH] PM: Force GFP_NOIO during suspend/resume (was: Re: Memory allocations in .suspend became very unreliable)

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Tue Jan 19 2010 - 15:33:33 EST

On Tuesday 19 January 2010, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> Am Montag, 18. Januar 2010 22:06:36 schrieb Rafael J. Wysocki:
> > I was concerned about another problem, though, which is what happens if the
> > suspend process runs in parallel with a memory allocation that started earlier
> > and happens to do some I/O. I that case the suspend process doesn't know
> > about the I/O done by the mm subsystem and may disturb it in principle.
> How could this happen? Who would allocate that memory?
> Tasks won't be frozen while they are allocating memory.

The majority of kernel threads are not freezable, but I agree it's rather low

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