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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Add reboot quirk for Dell Precision M4600
    On 08/08/2011 06:40 PM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > On 08/06/2011 10:30 AM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
    >> On Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 08:56:35AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    >>> Weird - ACPI is the default Windows method of reboot - how come it
    >>> does not work on that box? Does Windows work around this specific
    >>> machine (unlikely), or is our ACPI boot sequence not 100% compatible
    >>> with the Windows method (more likely IMO)?
    >> The ACPI reboot method on these machines hits the keyboard controller
    >> rather than PCI, which is unusual. What I suspect is that the write
    >> triggers some SMM or EC code that's making assumptions about system
    >> state, and we're not quite identical. Bouncing on the keyboard
    >> controller from userspace with init=/bin/bash wedges in the same way.
    > I have a vague suspicion that Windows might have a meta-quirk for this
    > class of machines, i.e. if the ACPI reboot method, say, points at the
    > keyboard controller or points at the "PCI" reboot port then it actually
    > uses its own special-purpose routines rather than general routines. It
    > would be extremely interesting to know if "reboot=kbd" works on these boxen.
    > -hpa

    Ok I will try to activate reboot=kbd tomorrow morning and report the result about it.


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