Should I return NOTIFY_DONE always from restart handler?

Pranay Srivastava pranjas at
Tue Mar 24 12:16:40 EDT 2020


I believe you'll break the "chain" if you return an error. You might
have registered as the last
one so probably nothing would break but if someone registers on the
notifier after your module
did then that won't receive the notification if you throw an error and
break the chain.


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 9:37 PM Tomek The Messenger
<tomekthemessenger at> wrote:
> Hi
> There is such struct as 'notifier_block'. It has member 'notifier_call' where You assign pointer to your function (handler) and priority. Then You register such notifier block to restart handler list.
> Then when You type in linux reboot Your function might be invoked (depends on priority you set and if You don't have registered arm_pm_restart function which is typically done through device tree) .
> My question is should I always return NOTIFY_DONE from my restart handler? Or can I return some error code? In fact this doesn't make sense to return any other code value as Your restart handler has to succeed always in order not to halt system and not to do manually recovery by power off/on.
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