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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/23] reboot-fixes
Hi!

> >> > My fairly ordinary x86 test box gets stuck during reboot on the
> >> > wait_for_completion() in ide_do_drive_cmd():
> >>
> >> Hmm. The only thing I can think of is someone started adding calls
> >> to device_suspend() before device_shutdown(). Not understanding
> >> where it was a good idea I made certain the calls were in there
> >> consistently.
> >>
> >> Andrew can you remove the call to device_suspend from kernel_restart
> >> and see if this still happens?
> >
> > yup, that fixes it.
> >
> > --- devel/kernel/sys.c~a 2005-07-27 10:36:06.000000000 -0700
> > +++ devel-akpm/kernel/sys.c 2005-07-27 10:36:26.000000000 -0700
> > @@ -371,7 +371,6 @@ void kernel_restart(char *cmd)
> > {
> > notifier_call_chain(&reboot_notifier_list, SYS_RESTART, cmd);
> > system_state = SYSTEM_RESTART;
> > - device_suspend(PMSG_FREEZE);
> > device_shutdown();
> > if (!cmd) {
> > printk(KERN_EMERG "Restarting system.\n");
> > _
> >
> >
> > Presumably it unfixes Pavel's patch?
>
> Good question. I'm not certain if Pavel intended to add
> device_suspend(PMSG_FREEZE) to the reboot path. It was
> there in only one instance. Pavel comments talk only about
> the suspend path.

Yes, I think we should do device_suspend(PMSG_FREEZE) in reboot path.

> My gut feel is the device_suspend calls are the right direction
> as it allows us to remove code from the drivers and possible
> kill device_shutdown completely.
>
> But this close to 2.6.13 I'm not certain what the correct solution
> is. With this we have had issues with both ide and the e1000.
> But those are among the few drivers that do anything in either
> device_shutdown() or the reboot_notifier.
..
> Looking at it more closely the code is confusing because
> FREEZE and SUSPEND are actually the same message, and in
> addition to what shutdown does they place the device in

Not in -mm; I was finally able to fix that one.

> My gut feel is that device_suspend(PMSG_FREEZE) should be
> removed from kernel_restart until is a different message
> from PMSG_SUSPEND at which point it should be equivalent
> to device_shutdown and we can remove that case.

PMSG_FREEZE != PMSG_SUSPEND in current -mm, but I'm not sure if we can
push that to 2.6.13...
Pavel
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