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

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue Jan 19 2010 - 18:19:03 EST

On Tue, 2010-01-19 at 10:04 +0100, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> Instead of masking bit could we only check if incompatible flags are
> used during suspend, and warm deeply. Call stack will be therefore
> identified, and we could have some metrics about such problem.
> It will be a debug option like lockdep but pretty low cost.

I still believe it would just be a giant can of worms to require every
call site of memory allocators to "know" whether suspend has been
started or not.... Along the same reasons why we added that stuff for
boot time allocs.


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