Re: [RFC][PATCH 1/2 -mm] kexec based hibernation -v3: kexec jump

From: Nigel Cunningham
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 02:43:47 EST


On Thursday 27 September 2007 16:33:54 Huang, Ying wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 16:30 -0400, Joseph Fannin wrote:
> > But, in my ignorance, I'm not sure even fixing the ext3 bug will
> > guarantee you consistent metadata so that you can handle a
> > swap/hibernate file. You can do a sync(), but how do you make that
> > not race against running processes without the freezer, or blkdev
> > snapshots?
> >
> > I guess uswsusp and the-patch-previously-known-as-suspend2 handle
> > this somehow, though.
> The image-writing kernel of kexec based hibernation run in a controlled
> way. It is not used by normal user, so only really necessary process
> need to be run. For example, it is possible that there is only one user
> process -- the image-writing process running in image-writing kernel.
> So, no freezer or blkdev snapshot is needed.

You're thinking of the wrong kernel - we were talking about prior to switching
to the kexec'd kernel while suspending.


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