Subject: Re: 16550's in wrong st after reboot
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/01/1996 20:18:12
Jason Thorpe writes:
> On 01 Apr 1996 19:22:01 -0500 
>  "Charles M. Hannum" <> 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