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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:12:35 -0800
From:	Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
To:	Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
CC:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-pm@...r.kernel.org,
	Alan Cox <gnomes@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	Alexander Graf <agraf@...e.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>,
	Heiko Stuebner <heiko@...ech.de>,
	Lee Jones <lee.jones@...aro.org>,
	Len Brown <len.brown@...el.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>,
	Romain Perier <romain.perier@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 00/48] kernel: Add support for power-off handler call
 chain

On 11/10/2014 12:33 AM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
>> Introduce a system power-off handler call chain to solve the described
>> problems.  This call chain is expected to be executed from the architecture
>> specific machine_power_off() function.  Drivers providing system power-off
>> functionality are expected to register with this call chain.  By using the
>> priority field in the notifier block, callers can control power-off
>> handler
>
> Linus rather disliked the idea of notifier chains for this... And I
> don't see how it got addressed.
>
As I understand, Linus primarily disliked the idea of callbacks, which is
what the code does, only with no order or protection against race conditions.

Frankly I have no idea how to solve the power-off problem without callbacks.
If you have one, please let me know.

Guenter

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