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Date:	Fri,  8 Aug 2014 13:39:18 -0700
From:	Kamal Mostafa <>
Cc:	Takashi Iwai <>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
	Kamal Mostafa <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 135/259] PM / sleep: Fix request_firmware() error at resume -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Takashi Iwai <>

commit 4320f6b1d9db4ca912c5eb6ecb328b2e090e1586 upstream.

The commit [247bc037: PM / Sleep: Mitigate race between the freezer
and request_firmware()] introduced the finer state control, but it
also leads to a new bug; for example, a bug report regarding the
firmware loading of intel BT device at suspend/resume:

The root cause seems to be a small window between the process resume
and the clear of usermodehelper lock.  The request_firmware() function
checks the UMH lock and gives up when it's in UMH_DISABLE state.  This
is for avoiding the invalid  f/w loading during suspend/resume phase.
The problem is, however, that usermodehelper_enable() is called at the
end of thaw_processes().  Thus, a thawed process in between can kick
off the f/w loader code path (in this case, via btusb_setup_intel())
even before the call of usermodehelper_enable().  Then
usermodehelper_read_trylock() returns an error and request_firmware()
spews WARN_ON() in the end.

This oneliner patch fixes the issue just by setting to UMH_FREEZING
state again before restarting tasks, so that the call of
request_firmware() will be blocked until the end of this function
instead of returning an error.

Fixes: 247bc0374254 (PM / Sleep: Mitigate race between the freezer and request_firmware())
Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <>
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 kernel/power/process.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/kernel/power/process.c b/kernel/power/process.c
index 06ec886..14f9a8d 100644
--- a/kernel/power/process.c
+++ b/kernel/power/process.c
@@ -184,6 +184,7 @@ void thaw_processes(void)
 	printk("Restarting tasks ... ");
+	__usermodehelper_set_disable_depth(UMH_FREEZING);

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