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SubjectRe: [PATCH] call drv->shutdown at rmmod
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> Even if kexec is not brought into the picture the devices need to be quiesed on
> reboot. On x86 and probably other architectures there are 2 ways a reboot can go.
> 1) The firmware when it regains control toggles the motherboard reset
> line resetting all of the devices, so nothing we do really makes a difference.
> 2) The firmware when it regains control tweaks a few things and
> pretends it was never out of control, and restarts the boot
> process.
>
> When the firmware does not toggle the motherboard reset line during a
> reboot the firmware case is exactly equivalent to the kexec one.
>
> So shutdown needs to quiese things.

Yup, my point was mostly to say that quiescing for shutdown and putting
in low power state are 2 different things, and that the "shutdown" name
for the callback is a bit misleading...

Ben.

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