"EseDiskFlushConsistency" mean anything to anyone? (Windows 10 1709 most likely)

EseDiskFlushConsistency appears to be a new feature of Windows 10 1709.
I only came across it because 2 weekends running one of the recently rebuilt workstations on one of my sites has woken up in BSOD mode monday morning and required a hard reset to kick it back into life.
I failed to find anything in the almost useless event viewer so I downloaded myeventviewer which is far more usable and in about 3 minutes I was able to discover that the final logged event took place at 22.21 on Saturday evening and had an entry almost identical to this:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        ESENT
Event ID:      916
Task Category: General
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Description:
DllHost (11700,G,0) The beta feature EseDiskFlushConsistency is enabled in ESENT due to the beta site mode settings 0x800000.

and nothing else hit the logs until the kernel critical message confirming that the machine had been rebooted without a clean shutdown at 12 mins to 9 monday morning.

Didn't mean anything to me. Google found 574 references, all seemingly linked to 1709 and all causing freezes or crashes (mostly in games, which certainly didn't apply to this machine)

The most comprehensive thread I found on it was ththis one at social technet

Lots of reports of problems, none, yet with solutions. Did try searching the registry for ways to disable it but it's buried too well for simple searches like "EseDiskFlushConsistency" to find.

Just wondering if anyone here has a clue either about what EseDiskFlushConsistency is or how else we can troubleshoot unexplained BSODs with similar symptoms?
Mike JacobsAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
You wrote that "it woke" - so was it hibernated before?
Mike JacobsAuthor Commented:
no, that was colloquialism. They just found it in that state.

And by what I suspect is no coincidence, I've just come across another machine (Server this time, (2012 R2) (on a totally unrelated site)  which has been rebooting unexpectedly and intermittently over the past couple of weeks and I've just used myeventviewer to take a look at its event log and waddya know, the last recorded event is another ESENT entry (EseDiskFlushConsistency is, apparently, part of ESENT) showing a "dirty shutdown" at 4.53 am. Sticking my neck out, but I smell the beginnings of a pattern here, but can't see any sign of EseDiskFlushConsistency in its log so far...
McKnifeCommented:
Yet, there is no indication that ESENT has anything to do with it. The application log is not very busy on most machines, so it could be coincidence. ESENT appears multiple times per day, here, as well.
Sorry, I have no insider info on esent and would have to google it myself.
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Mike JacobsAuthor Commented:
and it's happened a couple of times since, with no obvious correlation.

I spose the question is how do you troubleshoot something like this when even the event log isn't giving us any clues?
Mike JacobsAuthor Commented:
further update.

Turns out that the site has been suffering regular power outages and that's what's caused the unexplained and undocumented shutdowns.

Still slightly surprised because I've seen that behaviour before and I'm used to seeing the first event after power is restored as being (can't remember the wording) something like "Recovery from unexpected power failure" but there was nothing like that in the event log on any of the relevant days. Is there a setting that switches that kind of reporting on/off?

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McKnifeCommented:
-back from vacation-

A computer does not record power outages. The system log simply records: Event ID 6008 "unexpected shutdown". That is all there is.
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