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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] call drv->shutdown at rmmod
    On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 01:06:45AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > At the kexec BOF at OSDL there was some discussion on calling the
    > device shutdown method at module remove time, in addition to calling
    > it during reboot. The driver was the observation that the primary
    > source of problems in booting linux from linux are drivers with bad
    > or missing drv->shutdown() routines. The hope is this will increase
    > the testing so people can get it right and kexec can become more
    > useful. In addition to making normal reboots more reliable.
    > The following patch is an implementation of that idea it calls drv->shutdown()
    > before calling drv->remove(). If drv->shutdown() is implemented.

    Sounds really confusing. And having shutdown maybe called before remove
    but not always sounds like a design mistake.

    Why do we have shutdown at all? Can't we just call ->remove on shutdown
    so the device always get's into proper unitialized state on shutdown, too?

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