[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "PM / reboot: call syscore_shutdown() after" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Apr 15 10:59:08 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    PM / reboot: call syscore_shutdown() after

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From af73ffee3fe338df469c6a8c130ebec80fe69952 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Huacai Chen <chenhc at lemote.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 02:14:14 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] PM / reboot: call syscore_shutdown() after

commit 6f389a8f1dd22a24f3d9afc2812b30d639e94625 upstream.

As commit 40dc166c (PM / Core: Introduce struct syscore_ops for core
subsystems PM) say, syscore_ops operations should be carried with one
CPU on-line and interrupts disabled. However, after commit f96972f2d
(kernel/sys.c: call disable_nonboot_cpus() in kernel_restart()),
syscore_shutdown() is called before disable_nonboot_cpus(), so break
the rules. We have a MIPS machine with a 8259A PIC, and there is an
external timer (HPET) linked at 8259A. Since 8259A has been shutdown
too early (by syscore_shutdown()), disable_nonboot_cpus() runs without
timer interrupt, so it hangs and reboot fails. This patch call
syscore_shutdown() a little later (after disable_nonboot_cpus()) to
avoid reboot failure, this is the same way as poweroff does.

For consistency, add disable_nonboot_cpus() to kernel_halt().

Signed-off-by: Huacai Chen <chenhc at lemote.com>
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 kernel/sys.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sys.c b/kernel/sys.c
index b6fe559..0836a7f 100644
--- a/kernel/sys.c
+++ b/kernel/sys.c
@@ -323,7 +323,6 @@ void kernel_restart_prepare(char *cmd)
 	system_state = SYSTEM_RESTART;
-	syscore_shutdown();

@@ -369,6 +368,7 @@ void kernel_restart(char *cmd)
+	syscore_shutdown();
 	if (!cmd)
 		printk(KERN_EMERG "Restarting system.\n");
@@ -394,6 +394,7 @@ static void kernel_shutdown_prepare(enum system_states state)
 void kernel_halt(void)
+	disable_nonboot_cpus();
 	printk(KERN_EMERG "System halted.\n");

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