Re: [PATCH v4 1/7] kernel: Add support for restart notifier call chain

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Tue Jul 15 2014 - 12:13:10 EST

On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 07:58:59AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 07/14/2014 07:53 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
[ ... ]
> >
> >I'm not fully convinced implying a 'notifier' is the right approach
> >here. By analogy with the reboot notifier, this is something drivers
> >would want to know about and do some work before the actual system
> >restart (e.g. disable watchdogs as in the reboot notifier case). The
> >restart notifier here is meant to perform the actual system restart.
> >Arguably, the actual restart should be handled by priority 0 with some
> >preparation before but we have reboot notifier already, so I don't think
> >it's worth another notifier.
> >
> >While re-using the notifier mechanism behind the scene is fine, I think
> >we should at least rename the functions to something like
> >(un)register_restart_handler().
> >
> Fine with me. Any other comments / suggestions on the name of the function ?
Any further feedback on the function names ? If not I'll resubmit the series
tonight or tomorrow morning with the functions renamed as suggested above.

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