On Tue 2018-12-04 09:31:11, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 1:58 AM Michal Hocko <mho...@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > AFAIU both suspend and hibernation require the system to enter quiescent
> > state with no task potentially interfering with suspended devices. And
> > in this particular case those de-thread-ed threads will certainly not
> > interfere so silencing the lockdep sounds like a reasonable workaround.
> I still think it would be better to simply not freeze killed user processes.
> We already  have things like
>         if (test_tsk_thread_flag(p, TIF_MEMDIE))
>                 return false;
> exactly because we do not want to freeze processes that are about to
> die due to being killed. Very similar situation: we don't want to
> freeze those processes, because doing so would halt them from freeing
> the resources that may be needed for suspend or hibernate.
> How about something like we set PF_NOFREEZE when we set PF_EXITING? At
> that point we've pretty much turned into a kernel thread, no?

I'd be careful about that. Exiting task needs to write to disk (space
of unlinked but open files needs to be freed), so we can't just ignore

And given that ptrace example (where it deadlocks w/o freezer anywhere
nearby), I'd say attempt to simplify the locking should be made, first.


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