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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] devexit fixes in i82092.c
    Jeff Garzik <> writes:

    > (thinking vaguely long-term)
    > I wonder if mochel already code for this, or has thought about this... Just like
    > suspend, IMO we ideally should use the device tree to shutdown the system,
    > agreed?
    > Further, I wonder if the reboot/shutdown notifiers can be replaced with device
    > tree control over those events...

    Please for the Linux booting Linux scenario it is mandatory we get this right
    for reboot. I know for a fact that currently we leave active receive buffers on
    network cards when we reboot. (If you haven't downed the interface). So it
    is possible for a network packet to come in and hose a machine that is rebooting.

    Occasionally I test my linux booting linux code by loading memtest86 to make certain
    I don't have something like that going on. And the first time I tried it I hadn't
    downed the interfaces and I actually saw a network packet come in and corrupt
    memory. I also have similar reports from other about disk subsystems.

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