> > >Init should get to know that user pressed power button (so it can do
> > >shutdown and poweroff). Plus, it is nice to let user know that we can
> > Not so hasty ;)
> > >+ printk ("acpi: Power button pressed!\n");
> > >+ kill_proc (1, SIGTERM, 1);
> [reasons deleted]
> Is using a signal the appropriate thing to do anyway?
> Wouldn't there be better solutions?
> Perhaps a mechanism a user space program can use to communicate to the kernel
> (ala arpd/kerneld message queues, or something like klogd). Then a more
> general user space tool could be used that would do policy appropriate
> stuff, ending with init 0.
init _is_ the tool which is right for defining policy on such issues.
Take a look how UPS managment is handled.
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