new kernel ... / meaning of stable-tracking

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Sat Sep 27 21:23:51 CEST 2008

Am Freitag, den 26.09.2008, 03:25 -0300 schrieb Werner Almesberger:
> I wouldn't mind seeing the fancy POWER/ONKEY button handling go
> entirely. A question for our user space folks: do you really need
> that, or could a little daemon or library do the job as well ?

I would not protest on removing the system runlevel 6 trigger, however I
would certainly veto on removing the 8 seconds emergency shutdown, since
that's for cases where userland is entirely unresponsive (no daemon to
catch that state expected).

> Since this will affect various interfaces visible to user space,
> please make sure to document when sysfs files change name, when their
> semantics change, etc., so that our user space developers have plenty
> of time to prepare for a smooth migration.

Yep, thanks! :)


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