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SubjectRe: [PATCH 15/15] Revert "x86: default to reboot via ACPI"
Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 09:01:19AM +0800, Zhao Yakui wrote:
>> With the help of KVM I find that the windows will be rebooted by writing
>> RESET_VALUE to RESET_REG I/O port if the RESET_REG_SUP bit is not
>> zero(It indicates whether ACPI reboot is supported).
>> IMO maybe the ACPI reboot is the first choice. If it can't, then it will
>> fall back to other mode.
> Hmm. But we're seeing some machines that end up very confused if
> rebooted via ACPI. I guess we need to run Vista on them to find out how
> they behave. What OSI strings did your KVM setup expose? We know that
> Windows changes behaviour under various circumstances depending on which
> OS the firmware requests, so it's almost possible that this is another
> of those cases.

Given that Windows behavior, this patch seems suspicious:;a=commit;h=8fd145917fb62368a9b80db59562c20576238f5a

This patch ignores the RESET_REG_SUP flag and just tries using the reset
register anyway if it thinks it's valid. So we may attempt ACPI reset on
machines which don't indicate it's supported.

The patch description mentioned that some machines didn't reboot after
S3 suspend without this patch. However, we recently had this patch merged:;a=commit;h=a68823ee5285e65b51ceb96f8b13a5b4f99a6888

Is it possible that the problem fixed there is the true cause of this
reboot after S3 problem?

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