Re: [PATCH] PCI: Add pci shutdown ability

From: Alexander Nyberg
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 14:48:27 EST

> Well it seems that people are starting to want to hook the reboot
> notifier, or the device shutdown facility in order to properly shutdown
> pci drivers to make kexec work nicer.
> So here's a patch for the PCI core that allows pci drivers to now just
> add a "shutdown" notifier function that will be called when the system
> is being shutdown. It happens just after the reboot notifier happens,
> and it should happen in the proper device tree order, so everyone should
> be happy.
> Any objections to this patch?

Not sure what you mean by "make kexec work nicer" but if it is because
some devices don't work after a kexec I have some objections.
What about the kexec-on-panic?

In the end at least every storage device should work after a
kexec-on-panic or else there might be cases where we cannot get dumps of
what happened. My guess is that having access to the network might come
in handy after a kexec-on-panic as well.

So if this patch is because some devices don't work across kexec I don't
think this is a good idea because the same devices won't work after a

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