Re: ThinkPad: reboots after successful shutdown -p

From: David Wolfskill <>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:12:24 -0800
On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 11:14:02PM -0800, Xin Li wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently noticed that if I do a 'shutdown -p' from -CURRENT, the
> system would shut down and seemingly powered off, then it would restart
> after about 5-10 seconds.
> Is this a known issue?  Arguably this is not necessarily a FreeBSD
> issue, but it seems that the Windows 10 installation doesn't have the
> problem, so I guess there might be some difference between our and
> Windows's shutdown sequence.
> Cheers,

I do not see the above behavior, either with my laptop (a Dell Precision
M4800) or my build machine (a Dell mini-tower, originally purchased at

In each case, I have been tracking head daily; I have been powering
the build machine down since I started doing this well over a decade ago
(and prior to the current instantiation of the build machine), and I
started powering the laptop down after smoke-testing head about a year
ago or so (I think).

For this morning, I left the laptop powered off for just over a minute:
it stayed powered off until I pressed the power button.  This morning's
update was from r354785 to r354807 (for both machines -- I keep them in

Information on update history for both machines may be found at -- in case that's of
use or interest.

David H. Wolfskill
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