Subject: Re: ctrl+alt+del
To: Julio Merino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/2001 21:56:51
> Yeah, but that's longer and, the other people doesn't know root password.
> That's not a good idea for me. If there is no other thing, I'll try to
> add support to the kernel to do this.
There has been a discussion on how to do this on tech-kern (in January 2001,
subject "Kernel <-> init communication for shutdown").
It's only clear consensus was: this has to be configurable.
Some other points to note: Ctrl-Alt-Del is just one of the i386 specific
incarnation of a signal the user sends to initiate a shutdown. Pressing the
"Power" button on a Mac keyboard is the same, as it is on Sun's (where there
is another soft-power button in the case).
Actually, on modern PCs, pressing the power button should do the same - via
some ACPI magick in the kernel.