Re: [PATCH] PCI: Add pci shutdown ability

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 04:43:01 EST

On Po 25-04-05 18:13:27, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 02:58:31PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Alan Stern <stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Alexander Nyberg wrote:
> > >
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > > That was indeed the reason, at least in my case. The newly-rebooted
> > > kernel doesn't work too well when there are active devices, with no driver
> > > loaded, doing DMA and issuing IRQs because they were never shut down.
> >
> > I have vague memories of this being discussed at some length last year.
> > Nothing comprehensive came of it, except that perhaps the kdump code should
> > spin with irqs off for a couple of seconds so the DMA and IRQs stop.
> >
> > (Ongoing DMA is not a problem actually, because the kdump kernel won't be
> > using that memory anyway)
> Actually, some cpufreq drivers *should* do their speed transitions with
> all PCI mastering disabled. The lack of any infrastructure to quiesce drivers
> and prevent new DMA transactions from occuring whilst the transition occurs
> means that currently.. we don't. So +1 for any driver model work that
> may lead to something we can use here.

Well, you can do "half suspend to ram; change your frequency; half
resume" today, and it should work, but I do not think you'll like the

In a ideal world, calling device_suspend(PMSG_FREEZE) gets you exactly
that, and we'll do our best to make it fast enough.

OTOH it *needs* to switch consoles to text one (because X may be
running DMA, right?); I do not think you'll like that one.
Boycott Kodak -- for their patent abuse against Java.
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