Re: [PATCH v3 0/7] kernel: Add support for restart notifier call chain

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Jul 10 2014 - 20:45:25 EST

On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:15:49 -0700 Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Error on my part - I thought lower numbers would
> have higher priority, but after looking into the code again that
> is wrong.

You shouldn't have needed to look into the code :( Maybe a
documentation patch for notifier_block.priority for the next person?

> To avoid making things too complicated, maybe it would make sense to
> specify guidelines for notifier priorities, such as
> 0 - restart notifier of last resort, with least reset capabilities
> 128 - default; use if no other notifier is expected to be available
> and/or if restart functionality is acceptable
> 255 - highest priority notifier which _must_ be used
> Would that make sense and be acceptable ? In this context, I would then
> set the notifier priorities for the callers in the patch set to 128.

Yep, that sounds nice. It's unlikely to see a lot of use, but at least
we showed we thought about it ;)
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