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authorChristoph Lameter <christoph@lameter.com>2005-06-24 23:13:50 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-06-25 17:10:13 -0700
commit3e1d1d28d99dabe63c64f7f40f1ca1d646de1f73 (patch)
treed1e7c1e2e8902072042aefc3a7976b271cf76021 /Documentation
parentb3e112bcc19abd8e9657dca34a87316786e096f3 (diff)
[PATCH] Cleanup patch for process freezing
1. Establish a simple API for process freezing defined in linux/include/sched.h: frozen(process) Check for frozen process freezing(process) Check if a process is being frozen freeze(process) Tell a process to freeze (go to refrigerator) thaw_process(process) Restart process frozen_process(process) Process is frozen now 2. Remove all references to PF_FREEZE and PF_FROZEN from all kernel sources except sched.h 3. Fix numerous locations where try_to_freeze is manually done by a driver 4. Remove the argument that is no longer necessary from two function calls. 5. Some whitespace cleanup 6. Clear potential race in refrigerator (provides an open window of PF_FREEZE cleared before setting PF_FROZEN, recalc_sigpending does not check PF_FROZEN). This patch does not address the problem of freeze_processes() violating the rule that a task may only modify its own flags by setting PF_FREEZE. This is not clean in an SMP environment. freeze(process) is therefore not SMP safe! Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <christoph@lameter.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
2 files changed, 2 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/power/kernel_threads.txt b/Documentation/power/kernel_threads.txt
index 60b548105ed..fb57784986b 100644
--- a/Documentation/power/kernel_threads.txt
+++ b/Documentation/power/kernel_threads.txt
@@ -12,8 +12,7 @@ refrigerator. Code to do this looks like this:
do {
wait_event_interruptible(khubd_wait, !list_empty(&hub_event_list));
- if (current->flags & PF_FREEZE)
- refrigerator(PF_FREEZE);
+ try_to_freeze();
} while (!signal_pending(current));
from drivers/usb/core/hub.c::hub_thread()
diff --git a/Documentation/power/swsusp.txt b/Documentation/power/swsusp.txt
index c7c3459fde4..4e1627cc5b5 100644
--- a/Documentation/power/swsusp.txt
+++ b/Documentation/power/swsusp.txt
@@ -164,8 +164,7 @@ place where the thread is safe to be frozen (no kernel semaphores
should be held at that point and it must be safe to sleep there), and
- if (current->flags & PF_FREEZE)
- refrigerator(PF_FREEZE);
+ try_to_freeze();
If the thread is needed for writing the image to storage, you should
instead set the PF_NOFREEZE process flag when creating the thread.