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SubjectRe: sata_mv: module reloading doesn't work
On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 10:47:07PM -0400, Mark Lord wrote:
> Dan Aloni wrote:
> >
> > * Normal boot
> > * insmod sata_mv
> > * all is okay, as expected
> > * rmmod sata_mv
> > * insmod sata_mv
> > * all is bad, as expected
> > * kexec
> > * insmod sata_mv
> > * all is bad!
> >
> >Conclusion: sata_mv's shutdown does something bad.
>
> sata_mv seems to just use the default libata shutdown sequence,
> so perhaps it's leaving the device in EDMA mode with interrupt
> coalescing still on (from the BIOS), and interrupts are still
> coming in or something..
>
> I suppose it really ought to shut down the device before exiting,
> and maybe the default of pci_disable_device() is not enough.. ?

BTW, can you tell what firmware version are you using? I'm
using rev 9, perhaps it also plays some role in this problem.

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Dan Aloni, Linux specialist
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