Re: AIC + RAID1 error? (was: Re: aic7xxx errors)

Andreas Steinmetz (
Tue, 11 Sep 2001 02:00:24 +0200 (CEST)

On 10-Sep-2001 Justin T. Gibbs wrote:
>>> MD (line 3475 of drivers/md/md.c) uses 0 too. Change it to INT_MAX
>>> and MD will always get shutdown prior to any child devices it might
>>I don't believe INT_MAX to be a good idea. What happens if anything else
>>to shutdown prior to md (think of tux, knfsd)?
> Your examples are processes (albeit in the kernel) which should have
> received a signal long before the notifier chain is called.

Granted. I could, however, imagine a fs to require a reboot notifier and that
would need definitely be processed before md.

>>As a suggestion it would be a
>>good idea if someone with a broader overview would define some reboot
>>priorities in include/linux/notifier.h.
> And expand the codes that are used for the notifier. The current set
> of codes are not well defined and most drivers treat all of them the
> same.

Just posted sort of this request to the list.

> --
> Justin

Andreas Steinmetz
D.O.M. Datenverarbeitung GmbH
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