Re: [tip:x86/reboot] [PATCH] x86: Try the BIOS reboot method before the PCI reboot method
From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Fri Apr 04 2014 - 13:48:58 EST
* Li, Aubrey <aubrey.li@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> <cc to adam>
> On 2014/4/4 16:00, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >> [PATCH] x86: Try the BIOS reboot method before the PCI reboot method
> > So, JFYI, I have put this into x86/reboot to get it tested, but it's
> > not queued up for upstream yet until there's concensus.
> > (Steve testing it wouldn't hurt either.)
> > Thanks,
> > Ingo
> The change is originated from the following bug:
> The system will hang after BIOS or TRIPLE if it doesn't work, that's
> why I added CF9 before BIOS and TRIPLE.
> Adam may want to try this change to see if reboot works on his DELL
> Venue 8 Pro.
> I don't think there is enough justification to revert the patch.
'Breaks a box' is more than enough justification to revert a patch...
You can try to fix boxes, but only if you can do it without breaking
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