Re: Linux 2.6.6 "IDE cache-flush at shutdown fixes"

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 19:27:46 EST


> > There is a problem with new 2.6 generic ->shutdown framework,
> > it doesn't differentiate between reboot / halt and power_off.
> > We may try to fix it or revert to 2.4 way of doing things if
> > this is too big change for 2.6.
> It's a bit grubby, but we could easily add a fourth state to
> `system_state': split SYSTEM_SHUTDOWN into SYSTEM_REBOOT and SYSTEM_HALT.
> That would be a quite simple change.

I believe that we do not want to split that. These paths get pretty
little testing, and splitting testing effort even more could be pretty
When do you have heart between your knees?
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