6.x acpi powerbutton

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 20:07:37 UTC 2009


On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:27:32PM -0700, Nate Lawson wrote:
> Ian Smith wrote:
> > Perhaps a silly question, but is it too late at this stage of the game 
> > to try logging S5 events to syslog before dying?  I agree with Stephen, 
> > logging 'shutdown by powerbutton' surely beats what might otherwise 
> > resemble a spontaneous reboot?  Or is something already logged here?
> 
> I'm not resisting this, but I'm having trouble seeing the importance.
> What happens differently than if someone hits CTRL-ALT-DEL on a virtual
> console?

Actually, this is quite reasonable feature. Quite often, machines
do not have physical consoles, or C-A-D is disabled. On the other
hand, power button is quite easy to be pressed by mistake by passing
staff.
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