Re: [PATCH] Allow SysRq emergency sync to thaw frozen filesystems

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 10:53:47 EST

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:40:26 EST, Theodore Tso said:

> My biggest complaint is that the two operations are largely
> orthogonal. Emergency sync and unfreeze are two very different
> operations, and while emergency sync is largely harmless, it just
> seems really unclean to combine the two. For one thing, it'll be
> extremely non-obvious that emergency sync implies unfreeze, and
> changing the sysrq help to say emergency-Sync-and-unfreeze just
> screams "kludge"....

Fair enough - as it is, I usually end up doing sysrq-s, -s, -u, -s, -b
anyhow because each sysrq- does one little thing, adding another little
thing on some other control-meta-alt-cokebottle key *is* probably the
right choice, we still have a few keyscan codes left.. ;)

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