Re: [PATCH 6/23] Don't export machine_restart, machine_halt, ormachine_power_off.

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Jul 26 2005 - 19:37:06 EST

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> I suspect a call to panic would be more appropriate there.

Absolutely. Then the sysadmin can say whether they want reboot-on-panic
behaviour or not.

A filesystem should definitely _not_ decide to reboot the machine. Ever.

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