Reset button handler

Alexey Petrenko cap at
Fri Sep 4 12:03:29 UTC 2009

We are using standard mini-ITX Atom powered motherboard with standard
mini-ITX case.

And looks like this means: no, software reset button handler is not
possible. I was afraid of it after my googling :)
That's pity. Will think how to implement needed feature in other way.



2009/9/4 Andriy Gapon <avg at>:
> on 04/09/2009 12:14 Alexey Petrenko said the following:
>> Hey, folks.
>> I'm working on FreeBSD powered end-user device and we are interested
>> in custom handler for reset button.
>> And looks like if it's possible to do then it should be done using acpi.
>> I'm completely new to this area. I've googled in the Internet and
>> searched this mail list archive but have not found anything about
>> reset button.
>> So my questions are:
>> 1. Is it possible to implement reset button handler?
>> 2. If yes, could you please point me to some useful docs or code or anything?
> Typically reset button is connect to an appropriate hardware pin and the whole
> reset happens electronically in hardware.
> On the other hand, sleep and power button are typically software controlled and
> typically this done via ACPI, yes.
> Could you please point us to the device with a software controlled reset button?
> --
> Andriy Gapon

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