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SubjectRe: How to Power off with ACPI/APM?
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On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 06:18:02PM +0000, Michael D. Crawford wrote:
> > Silly question, but have you realized that you don't have to enable
> > SMP in kernel to do multithreading ?
>
> Lest anyone think me completely clueless, yes, I'm well aware of that. It's
> just that I wanted to have that warm fuzzy feeling the comes from pretending I
> had the cash to buy a dual processor machine when I bought this PC.
>
> I had planned too, but my laptop died and I needed a new box in a hurry so I had
> to get what I could get. It's a decent motherboard though, for being single
> processor.
>
> On the other hand, I did identify that you can't power off with smp enabled
> unless (as someone helpfully posted) you give this parameter in lilo or grub:
>
> apm=power-off
>
> While the SMP config option says APM doesn't work if you have SMP enabled (so I
> should have known), it would be helpful to mention that you can still power off
> this way.

It would be even more helpful to make this into a kernel configuration
option dependant on the SMP setting (disable APM configuration, and ask
'Power off machine on shutdown?' instead).
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