> > Right. Power off on shutdown *is* SMP safe. That's why the
> > apm=smp-power-off option exists.
> No power off on shutdown is not SMP safe. It kind of happens to work on a lot
> of boards. If making that APM call reformats your disk and plays tetris
> on an SMP box the bios vendor is within spec (if a little peculiar).
Sorry. You are, of course, right. I really meant that power off on
shutdown if SMP safe (in that it works, rather than that it is defined to
work) on many boxen, including the one I was seeing the problem on.
Are there actually any boards on which it doesn't work?
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