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    SubjectRe: [linux-pm] [PATCH -mm] kexec jump -v9
    On Wed, 14 May 2008, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

    > My take on the situation is this. For proper handling we
    > need driver device_detach and device_reattach methods.
    >
    > With the following semantics. The device_detach methods
    > will disable DMA and place the hardware in a sane state
    > from which the device driver can reclaim and reinitialize it,
    > but the hardware will not be touched.
    >
    > device_reattach reattaches the driver to the hardware.

    How would these differ from the already-existing remove and probe
    methods?

    Alan Stern



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