why devicekit-power does not support reboot/shutdown

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at pld-linux.org
Tue Sep 8 23:33:26 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 5:33 AM, Jedy Wang<Jedy.Wang at sun.com> wrote:
> Hi developers of devciekit-power,
> I wonder why reboot/shutdown is not supported in devicekit-power.
> According to my understanding, they are related to power management. Is
> this because they are already implemented in ConsoleKit?

It's likely because shutting down a machine requires being sure no
data will be lost and that in turn requires enumerating other users
being logged in at the moment.

Patryk Zawadzki

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