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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] use poweroff not halt for virsh shutdown

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 03:05:32PM +0100, John Levon wrote:
> "halt" means just that, and we want to "poweroff". Linux doesn't care,
> but Solaris differentiates between the two.

ACK, confirmed Linux treats them identically


THe control/shutdown  xenstore watch fires shutdown_handler(), which
sets up a job for __shutdown_handler(), which runs shutdown_process()
which does

        if ((shutting_down == SHUTDOWN_POWEROFF) ||
            (shutting_down == SHUTDOWN_HALT)) {
                if (call_usermodehelper("/sbin/poweroff", poweroff_argv,
                                        envp, 0) < 0) {

Semantically 'poweroff' is what we're wanting for virDomainShutdown().

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