[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#157355: sysvinit is not the proper place to fix this

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Sat Jun 9 14:57:47 UTC 2007

tags 157355 wontfix
severity 157355 wishlist

The hard truth about this bug is that the only way to really fix it is in
the kernel, and that means adding an UPS shutdown handler to the kernel and
calling it just before the ACPI/APM poweroff call, now that the kernel is
learning to sync and spin down disks by itself.

If the UPS can do delayed shutdown, use that. If it cannot, write a kernel
driver.  We have suffered enough in sysvinit halt(8) trying to work around
such problems, and the result was that only NOW in 2007 the kernel is
learning to actually do what it should for disks.

So let's not make the same error again.   Since this bug is stale anyway,
it is best to just mark it wontfix and be done with it.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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