[PATCH] Forced shutdown for / Andy

Robert Piasek robert.piasek at member.fsf.org
Mon Mar 23 19:14:28 CET 2009

On Monday 23 March 2009 13:32:41 Andy Green wrote:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | I've tested this patch and it works, thanks. Only issue, git could not
> | apply it so I've join a patch generated by git, so hopefully it will
> | apply cleanly.
> |
> | Andy, any reason why this is not in andy-tracking yet ?  It's really
> | handy to be able to force a phone shutdown without having to remove the
> | battery.
> No reason except I left Openmoko a couple of weeks ago along with a
> bunch of other people.
> A reduced version of the kernel maintainer role I did for around a year
> got offered around a few places it seems and Werner got the consolation
> prize apparently.
> We certainly covered a lot of ground in that year, so many problems
> found and fixed, GTA02 able to ship, the kernel upleveled towards HEAD,
> Android stuff taken in, 6410 stuff funded and absorbed into the same
> tree, specifying GTA03 design and working on that.  It's hard to
> remember that before I started Openmoko were stuck on and svn
> and GTA02 was very far away from an even arguably shippable state.

You've done tremendous job and it's really really sad to see you go. It's not 
gonna be an easy task, but I hope Werner and the crew will be able to take 

> Now my Openmoko bits and pieces are in a box in the garage.
That would explain why there was so quiet on kernel mailing list recently.

> The job I moved to also involves maintaining Qi and the Linux Kernel on
> ARM-based stuff, iMX31 though, so I am sure we'll all see each other
> around :-)

I hope so :D Good luck with your new job Andy and thank you again for 
everything you've done for Openmoko and it's users.


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