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Re: Power control API

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 08:53:33PM -0700, Scrap Happy wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a little x86 box temporarily serving as my DNS.
> (Note that this is a temporary situation so I'm not
> keen on investing lots of time "fixing" it  :> )
> I'm running a custom 3.1 kernel (no desire to upgrade
> that!).  All is well -- except the device won't
> power off in a "shutdown -p now" (system halts
> but *I* have to remove power -- which is problematic
> when running headless).
> What device(s) are responsible for this interface
> (I'm assuming/hoping I've just left one out of the
> config file)?

On recent hardware, this is ACPI. On older ones this is APM.
On embeeded x86 systems, it can be something else ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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