Re: ALSA, snd_intel8x0m and kexec() don't work together(2.6.13-rc3-git4 and 2.6.13-rc3-git3)

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 21:24:58 EST

Ralf Hildebrandt <Ralf.Hildebrandt@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> kexec is a system call that implements the ability to shutdown your
> current kernel, and to start another kernel. It is like a reboot but it
> is indepedent of the system firmware. And like a reboot you can start
> any kernel with it, not just Linux.
> The name comes from the similiarity to the exec system call.
> It is an ongoing process to be certain the hardware in a machine is
> properly shutdown, so do not be surprised if this code does not initially
> work for you. It may help to enable device hotplugging support. As of
> this writing the exact hardware interface is strongly in flux, so no good
> recommendation can be made.

Hmm. It looks like the text in Kconfig needs to be updated.
I don't think that description has been updated in several years.

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