The 'PM / Hibernate: Fix memory corruption related to swap' code introduced in 18.104.22.168 (commit 53e87163a135b1c868f31327c7f0b34feb605506) prevents proper resume after hibernation.
From 53e87163a135b1c868f31327c7f0b34feb605506 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Rafael J. Wysocki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 22:57:45 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] PM / Hibernate: Fix memory corruption related to swap
Tests indicate that "devices" works but "platform" hangs on resume.
State after image is read to 100% varies (sometimes there is a blinking underscore on an otherwise black screen with limited kb input and other times just a black screen with no response at the kb). Logs are uninteresting.
Reverting 53e87163a135b1c868f31327c7f0b34feb605506 (c9e664f1fdf34aa8cede047b206deaa8f1945af0 upstream) corrects the behavior and hibernate->resume once again works.
What platform is this? Do you use the built-in hibernation or s2disk?
BTW, is the problem 100% reproducible?
Also, can you check if the problem is reproducible with the current mainline
I wonder if this commit helps:
Excuse the delay, illness kept me away.
This has turned out to be a very difficult problem to intelligently diagnose (at least for me) because of my inability to systematically reproduce. So to answer your first question above, it is *not* 100% reproducible.
To answer your second question, the method I use is internal hibernation (i.e. echo disk > /sys/power/state)
It also doesn't seem related to memory load since the hangs on resume can occur if I hibernate just after starting X (with minimal load on RAM) or after starting lots of memory intensive applications in 4 virtual desktops.
Breakdown of problem by kernel version:
22.214.171.124 NO PROBLEMS
126.96.36.199 NO PROBLEMS*
188.8.131.52 (w/o commit 53e87163) NO PROBLEMS
2.6.37-184.108.40.206 NO PROBLEMS*
*I did not do as much testing on these as with the 2.6.35 branch but I have not been able to trigger a resume hang yet.
By the way, I noticed an incredible speed improvement in both the snapshot generation/saving and the resumption from hibernation as of 2.6.37. Congratulations; it is now a bit painful to go back to the .36 branch.
I will try the commit mentioned above but I noticed that was introduced in 220.127.116.11 and both 2.6.37 and 18.104.22.168 seem to be OK (tough to say for sure on 22.214.171.124 since I only had it on my system for a short time). Is it still worth testing this particular commit given this information?
Also, I do not envision returning to the 2.6.36.x branch since so far 2.6.37.x is working great. So, my personal stake in the bug is reduced but I am quite willing to continue helping to debug for the benefit of others.
Please let me know how best to proceed. Thanks.
2.6.36.y is EOL now, so if the bug is not visible in 2.6.37.y any more,
I'm closing this entry as "unreproducible".