Re: [PATCH/RFC] I/O-check interface for driver's error handling

From: Pavel Machek <>
Date: 2005-03-05 00:54:29

> > If there's no ->error method, at leat call ->remove so one device only
> > takes itself down.
> >
> > Does this make sense?
> This was my thought too last time we had this discussion.  A completely 
> asynchronous call is probably needed in addition to Hidetoshi's proposed API, 
> since as you point out, the driver may not be running when an error occurs 
> (e.g. in the case of a DMA error or more general bus problem).  The async

Hmm, before we go async way (nasty locking, no?) could driver simply
ask "did something bad happen while I was sleeping?" at begining of each

For DMA problems, driver probably has its own, timer-based,
"something is wrong" timer, anyway, no?

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