In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Thomas Quinot wri
>Currently, when reboot is invoked with the '-p' command line flag
>(powerdown), it performs a shutdown with RB_HALT|RB_POWEROFF.
>In some situations, it can be useful to try to perform a poweroff,
>but reboot if it fails (e.g. when you are shutting down the system
>as a result of a power failure, you want the system to reboot,
>*not* stay down, if power was restored after the start of the shutdown
>procedure). It would be nice if reboot was changed to pass only
>RB_POWEROFF (without RB_HALT) when invoked with '-p'. Of course halt(8)
>whould be unaffected and still pass RB_HALT|RB_POWEROFF when invoked
>as halt -p.
>What do others think of this change:

Sounds reasonable.

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