Kernel module that shuts down the device

Greg KH greg at
Mon Nov 8 01:12:07 EST 2021

On Sun, Nov 07, 2021 at 06:16:55PM -0600, Drew Abbott wrote:
> >  Where are you calling it from?  Don't call it from irq context, which is
> the context that USB urbs are called from.
> I am currently calling it from an irq context, in the fusb302_irq_work()
> function of the in-tree fusb302.c driver. My relevant patch is below.

Ah, then do not do that :)

>  > Do you have a link to your driver code so it can be reviewed?
> The relevant change is here:
> You mentioned that this shouldn't be called in an irq context, but the
> unplug event is detected with an irq. Where should I be calling
> kernel_power_off() if not in the irq context? I think one way of doing this
> would be to set a value that a heartbeat function reads in the irq, and
> then the heartbeat function calls the shutdown, but this driver doesn't use
> a heartbeat. Where else would I handle this?

As Vladis says, there are many many ways to do this.

But step back, why would this driver ever want to shut down the machine
at all?  What problem are you trying to solve by making changes in this


greg k-h

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