Subject: Re: What happened to shutdown -p?
To: Takayoshi Kochi <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/12/2003 08:46:20
In message <>, Takayoshi Kochi writes:
>Hi Miguel,
>From: Miguel Mendez <>
>Subject: What happened to shutdown -p?
>Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 16:40:46 +0100
>> After upgrading from 1.6O to 1.6P, shutdown -p now no longer powers off
>> my box. Were some big/important ACPI changes committed during this time? Has
>> anyone else seen this?
>I haven't reproduce this problem locally, but there is already
>a PR/20614 regarding the ACPI shutdown problem.
>Quite possibly you are hit by the same problem.
>I'm looking into the problem now.

Oddly enough, on a desktop machine (an ASUS A7Pro motherboard with a 
VIA chipset) 'shutdown -p' didn't work for me with APM, but does work 
with ACPI....

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)