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SubjectRE: Shutdown and power off on a multi-processor machine
> When things go badly, it just sits there at the "rebooting" 
> stage, and needs the red button to be pressed.
>
> The machine that most annoys me in this regard is the dell
> poweredge at which I am sitting ...

Which PowerEdge? 2.4.7-ac11 includes a patch to allow "SMP" reboots
reboot=bios,smp
reboot=bios

and auto-detects the need for that on the PowerEdge 300 and 1300. SMP
reboots make sure that the reboot code runs on the bootstrap processor.
Please give this at try.

Thanks,
Matt

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