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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@digeo.com>
To: Steven Cole <elenstev@mesatop.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org, ebiederm@xmission.com
Subject: Re: 2.5.69-mm1
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 08:33:58 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20030506083358.348edb4d.akpm@digeo.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1052231590.2166.141.camel@spc9.esa.lanl.gov>

Steven Cole <elenstev@mesatop.com> wrote:
>
> I have one machine for testing which is running X, and a kexec reboot
>  glitches the video system when initiated from runlevel 5.  Kexec works fine
>  from runlevel 3.

Yes, there are a lot of driver issues with kexec.  Device drivers will assume
that the hardware is in the state which the BIOS left behind.

In this case, the Linus device driver's shutdown functions are obviously not
leaving the card in a pristine state.  A lot of drivers _do_ do this
correctly.  But some don't.

It seems that kexec is really supposed to be invoked from run level 1.  ie:
you run all your system's shutdown scripts before switching.  If you'd done
that then you wouldn't have been running X and all would be well.

do-kexec.sh is for the very impatient ;)



  reply	other threads:[~2003-05-06 15:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-05-05  6:16 2.5.69-mm1 Andrew Morton
2003-05-05 15:32 ` 2.5.69-mm1 Andrei Ivanov
2003-05-05 16:45   ` 2.5.69-mm1 Greg KH
2003-05-06  9:49     ` 2.5.69-mm1 Andrei Ivanov
2003-05-05 18:44   ` 2.5.69-mm1 Andrew Morton
2003-05-05 21:01 ` 2.5.69-mm1 William Lee Irwin III
2003-05-06 11:09   ` 2.5.69-mm1 Dipankar Sarma
2003-05-06 12:02     ` 2.5.69-mm1 David S. Miller
2003-05-06 15:25       ` 2.5.69-mm1 Dipankar Sarma
2003-05-06 14:20         ` 2.5.69-mm1 David S. Miller
2003-05-06 15:47           ` 2.5.69-mm1 Dipankar Sarma
2003-05-05 21:02 ` 2.5.69-mm1 William Lee Irwin III
2003-05-06 14:33 ` 2.5.69-mm1 Steven Cole
2003-05-06 15:33   ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2003-05-06 15:36     ` 2.5.69-mm1 Eric W. Biederman
2003-05-06 16:35       ` 2.5.69-mm1 Steven Cole

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