Holger Macht hmacht at
Sat Mar 31 08:48:19 PDT 2007

On Fri 30. Mar - 17:38:05, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Mar 2007 00:34:32 +0200 Lubos Lunak wrote:
> > Besides, the main reason is that having shutdown/reboot seen as a
> > part of power management functionality simply seems technically wrong.
> I guess we just disagree on this: it seems technically correct to me.
> I could maybe see merit in the idea that 'reboot' is a different
> animal, but in my eyes, suspend, hibernate, and shutdown all go
> together and are all about power management (the only difference being
> that shutdown trashes your state).  And having a separate interface for
> one single operation -- reboot -- is silly IMHO.

Shutdown doesn't mandatory trash your state. If you also taking the
"desktop logout" and thus session saving into account when talking about
shutdown and reboot, it's quite the same as suspend to disk, expect that
it lasts longer to resume ;-)


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