Re: [PATCH] PCI: Add pci shutdown ability

From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 15:20:11 EST

On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 09:45:25PM +0200, Alexander Nyberg wrote:
> > 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?

People are starting to submit patches for pci drivers that add "reboot
notifier" hooks, under the guise of fixing up kexec issues with those

That is why I proposed this patch, to make it easier for such drivers to
shutdown properly, without needing a reboot notifier hook (which takes
up more code and memory.


greg k-h
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