[parisc-linux] Power button on 712

Grant Grundler grundler@puffin.external.hp.com
Sun, 25 Nov 2001 12:21:23 -0700

Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> But, after the OS was started,
> it's not such a good idea to allow an user to simply fiddle with
> the BRS (-> big red switch).

While that's true, the intent of the "soft-power" switch was in fact
to let a normal user safely power off the system. THe system needs
to poll the status of the switch and at some point decide it's
time to power off the box. I don't think docs for "soft power"
have been published. I have passed necessary information to
a few folks who've signed NDAs.