Re: [PATCH] PCI: Add pci shutdown ability

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 04:46:14 EST

> I've been considering for a while that, in addition to ->probe and ->remove, we
> have the following:
> "struct device" -->
> ->attach - binds to the device and allocates data structures
> ->probe - detects and sets up the hardware
> ->start - begins transactions (like DMA)
> ->stop - stops transactions
> ->remove - prepares the hardware for no driver control
> ->detach - frees stuff and unbinds the device


Stop trying to add more hooks to struct device, we have too many

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