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Re: [whine] "Power down." vs "System halted."

On Wed, 3 Feb 1999 servis@purdue.edu wrote:

> I just did a little digging and found that the message is defined in the
> linux source in .../linux/kernel/sys.c.  The message is dependent on
> how the system is going down.  Somehow your system is triggering a
> POWER_OFF rather than a HALT.  Perhaps someone with more knowledge of
> how init triggers the kernel will provide more input.

I belive we now use the POWER_OFF mechanism by default as machines with
APM bioses and ATX power supplies actualy do shut off.

There might be a way to tweak it, option to shutdown or something?


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