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Re: Kernel crash when attempting 'halt -p'
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Kernel crash when attempting 'halt -p'
- From: "C. Bensend" <benny_(_at_)_bennyvision_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 09:23:45 -0500 (CDT)
> I think it is probably more a "crappy response to crappy hardware"
> problem. :)
> I have noticed that response on some 486 systems which clearly did not
> support software powerdown. Not the most elegant way of handling the
> situation, but same net effect (computer is stopped, power cycle
> needed). Do you happen to know if your machine is capable of actually
> doing a SW power down in some other OS?
That I do not know - I bought it surplus from our local university, so
it had no OS on it. If it were a somewhat decent machine, I'd say
something silly like "Give me a day, and I'll throw Win2K Pro on it,"
but I'm not going through the pain on a P200. ;)
> I probably ought to plug one into a serial console and get the ddb
> output and see if anyone cares...
My offer still stands to test patches, if anyone might consider this
a software problem. If not, no big deal. As it's going to be a
firewall, I don't plan on using 'halt -p' very often at all. ;)
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