On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> <<On Wed, 29 Aug 2001 19:58:59 -0700, Mike Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> >  - I pushed the power button, and my system shut down cleanly!
> > Yes.  ACPI brings some useful new features. 8)
> FSVO ``useful''.  It's a real PITA to have to physically unplug the
> machine when the kernel is wedged rather than have the power button
> turn off the power.  (The machine in question does not have a reset
> switch.)  As a sometime developer, I may well have a reason to power
> the system off without performing any kind of shutdown.

Most systems with soft power will perform a hard powerdown if you hold
down the power button for a sufficiently long period of time (10 - 20

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Project
[EMAIL PROTECTED]      NAI Labs, Safeport Network Services

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