Subject: Re: 16550's in wrong st after reboot
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/1996 20:18:12
Jason Thorpe writes:
> On 01 Apr 1996 19:22:01 -0500
> "Charles M. Hannum" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > There's no reason to add a `shutdown hook' for something that can just
> > as well be put in the device close routine.
> However, a shutdown hook catches the "gee, we paniced" case, whereas
> adding the functionality to the close routine doesn't. Ok, sure, this is
> a corner case, but...
No, I think very important. If you want a condition to be gone when
you reboot, the only thing that approximates a sure thing is a
shutdown hook. Its imperfect, but it is more complete than any other