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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ACPI: Add reboot mechanism
Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Monday 16 July 2007 20:00:19 Aaron Durbin wrote:
>> Add the ability to reset the machine using the RESET_REG in ACPI's FADT table.
>
> Why? I had such a patch at some point as experiment, but it never
> helped actually fix a box.

Depends if Windows resets using this method, in that case using it as
well would likely prevent the steady trickle of machines that seem to
have trouble with other reset methods and need blacklist entries..

I sometimes think that with these sorts of things where basic
functionality like reboot is broken, people are too quick to put in
hacks to make it work and nobody looks into why it works consistently in
Windows but not in Linux and what we are doing differently..

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