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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/29] x86-i8259-shutdown
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Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 10:32:50PM -0500, Len Brown wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 02:31, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > > From: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> > >
> > > This patch disables interrupt generation from the legacy pic on
> > > reboot. Now that there is a sys_device class it should not be called
> > > while drivers are still using interrupts.
> > >
> > > There is a report about this breaking ACPI power off on some systems.
> > > http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4041
> > > However the final comment seems to exhonorate this code. So until
> > > I get more information I believe that was a false positive.
> >
> > No, the last comment in the bug report
> > (davej says that there were poweroff problems in FC)
> > does not exhonerate this patch.
> > All it says is that there are additional poweroff bugs out there.
>
> Indeed. Since dropping the kexec bits from the Fedora kernel,
> the 'hangs at poweroff' bug went away for a lot of folks,
> but there still remain some people affected by some other regression.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/beta/show_bug.cgi?id=acpi_power_off
> has the gory details.

Ok. I misunderstood that one then. I thought a separate fix
had cured the bug. With the kexec bits remaining.

Eric
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