[lkml]   [2002]   [Nov]   [9]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [lkcd-devel] Re: What's left over.
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> What I was thinking is that the process would for and exec
> something like "/etc/rc 6" or maybe "/etc/rc 7" to be clean.
> And that script would do all of the user space shutdown.

Yes, but init also does a kill(-1,...) to get rid of all processes,
before the last steps of system shutdown. So you have to somehow
make your "page holding" process survive beyond this point.

> My feel is that kexec-on-panic is a rather different problem.

You make it a different problem by assuming that you'd have a
kernel that is specifically built for running at a "safe"
location. If you assume that you're just using your normal
kernel, the two problems converge again. There are still a
few things that are different, like the checksumming, but
they can safely be added at a later time.

- Werner

/ Werner Almesberger, Buenos Aires, Argentina /
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:30    [W:0.239 / U:13.280 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site