Subject: Re: Front panel power button
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-sparc64
Date: 04/22/2003 09:13:02
On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 02:55:43PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Monday, April 21, 2003, at 02:32  PM, Greywolf wrote:
> >Default action while the machine is up and in multi-user mode
> >do nothing.  The keyboard power button is typically only effective from
> >the PROM level unless you map it otherwise.
> The front-panel power button powers off the machine, period.  It's 
> quite nice for the OS to try and do something graceful in this case.
> In NetBSD, the keyboard power button currently does nothing.  I forget 
> what the default behavior in Solaris for the keyboard power button is.

In solaris9 it's nothing as well

> I would say that the keyboard power button should continue to *default* 
> to doing nothing, unless some wsconsctl option is set for it to do 
> something.


Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference