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Re: Looooong reboot on Sparc
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Looooong reboot on Sparc
- From: Kit Halsted <kit_(_at_)_kithalsted_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 02:07:48 -0400
At 7:45 PM -0700 8/8/01, Chris Palmer wrote:
On 08 Aug Kit Halsted wrote:
I just wrote a long email to the list about assorted problems with my
SPARCstation 4, but I thought I'd ask if it was a known issue before I
send the long version: does reboot take forever on a 110MHz Sparc?
If you're talking about the initial post-install boot, then yeah.
Generating cryptographic keys takes a long time on those things. If
you're talking about later boots, then no, it should be pleasingly fast
(has been in my experience, anyway).
Okay, it's not anything as normal as crypto keys, so here's the long version:
I finally got around to installing 2.9 on my SPARCstation 4. Did a
CVS update to -stable & got to "make build". After 16 hours or so, it
died. So did my i386 box, my old Mac, & my router. Discovered that my
girlfriend hadn't paid the electric bill. After the power came back,
I started the "make build" over. It ran to completion this time, I
rebooted, & I haven't seen a daily output message since. I did "sh
/etc/daily" last night & got a daily insecurity output, but no
regular daily output. I diffed root's crontab against the
corresponding file on another machine, but it was identical.
/var/cron/log stops at about 1600 on August 4th, /var/log/daily.out
is from 0133 the same day.
A ps -ax showed me that cron was not running, so I decided to reboot.
I typed "reboot" & my shell wandered off into la-la land, no prompt,
but <return> generated a new line. I ^c'ed & got the shell back, then
tried "shutdown -r now". It appeared to log me out as it should have,
I waited 5 minutes & tried to log back in, but got the following
NO LOGINS: System going down at 19:00
This was around 17:30. I got home around 19:00 & tried to log in 15
minutes later. I got the same message. It seems to have rebooted
itself at 19:20.
I tried to repeat the above; it was repeatable, down to the 19:00
warning, aside from the fact that it rebooted at 20:30.
After restart, cron was running again so I suspect I'll get my daily
again tonight (update: I did), but all this has me wondering how
fscked up my system is & what to do about it. I'm also wondering
whether the power outage is a red herring or whether it really
screwed something up.
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