Re: [patch] properly stop devices before poweroff

From: Kenji Kaneshige <>
Date: 2005-07-28 11:37:57

I think the patch Tony mentioned (ia64-halt-hangup-fix.patch)
was already merged into -mm tree. But as Tony said, it doesn't
work and removing reboot notifier of e1000 looks better than
changing ia64 version of pcibios_disable_device().

After all, I think ia64-halt-hangup-fix.patch should be removed
from -mm tree.

Kenji Kaneshige

Luck, Tony wrote:
> I started on my OLS homework from Andrew ... and began looking
> into what is going on here.
> The story so far: Pavel added calls to device_suspend() to three of
> the cases in the sys_reboot() path.  This stopped ia64 from being
> able to shutdown.  There is a oops with a stacktrace pointing back
> at the sys_reboot call.
> Initial analysis from Kenji Kaneshige said that we might fix this
> by adding a patch to the ia64 version of pcibios_disable_device()
> to make it check whether the device was enabled before calling
> acpi_pci_irq_disable().  This might fix things if the issue was
> simply problems with this being called twice.  Pavel sent a
> "Looks good", Adam said "Is it the right fix?"
> I just tried it ... it doesn't work, we still see an oops from
> the sys_reboot() ... so shutdown hangs, and we can sidestep the
> issue of whether this is ideologically correct.
> Then I wondered whether it was just an e1000 problem (since Pavel
> had also commented that we should perhaps removed the reboot notifier
> from the e1000 driver).  So I rebuilt my kernel with e1000 as a module
> and ran "rmmod e1000" before running shutdown.  Which promptly failed
> with a stack trace that ran through mptscsih driver instead of e1000.
> [N.B. Kaneshige-san has also noted that his i386 system which has the
> mptfusion also hangs executing a SYNCHRONIZE_CACHE command]. 
> Code examination in the e1000 case shows that we are a bit confused
> and call first:
> notifier_call_chain(reboot_notifier, ...)
>   e1000_notify_reboot(...)
>     e1000_suspend(...)
>       pci_disable_device(...)
>       pci_set_power_state(...)
> and then:
> device_suspend(...)
>    suspend_device() == dev->bus->suspend == pci_device_suspend
>      e1000_suspend()
>        pci_disable_device()
>        pciset_power_state()
> So it looks like Pavel is right ... registering the reboot notifier is
> bogus in e1000.  Commenting out the register/unregister also allows
> me to get past the e1000 so that I can fail in mptscsih_suspend() path.
> But the fusion driver doesn't register a reboot notifier, so I can't
> try the same trick there :-)
> Andrew: How did you get the squitty font on ia64?  The stack trace
> from the oops flies off the top of the screen.  I've tried a few
> "vga=0x0f07" type options, but I keep getting a big font.
> -Tony

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