Re: [linux-pm] Re: [PATCH 1/23] Add missingdevice_suspsend(PMSG_FREEZE) calls.

From: Shaohua Li
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 21:45:48 EST

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 19:12 -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Nigel Cunningham <ncunningham@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Hi.
> >
> > Could you please send PMSG_* related patches to linux-pm at
> > as well?
> I'll try. My goal was not to add or change not functionality but to
> make what the kernel was already doing be consistent.
> It turns out the device_suspend(PMSG_FREEZE) is a major pain
> sitting in the reboot path and I will be submitting a patch to
> remove it from the reboot path in 2.6.13 completely.
> At the very least the ide driver breaks, and the e1000 driver
> is affected.
> And there is of course the puzzle of why there exists simultaneously
> driver shutdown() and suspend(PMSG_FREEZE) methods as I believed they
> are defined to do exactly the same thing.
I would expect more driver breakage and for the shutdown either. In
current stage, suspend(PMSG_FREEZE) might put devices into D3 state. How
can a shutdown() be done again?


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