Subject: Re: Trapping CTRL-AMIGA-AMIGA
To: Tobias Abt <>
From: Tim Walls <>
List: amiga
Date: 01/10/1995 15:15:25
>>   Is it possible to trap the CTRL-AMIGA-AMIGA reset
>>   sequence, to (at least) sync the disks before it reboots,
>>   better yet do a full "shutdown now" a la Linux?
>Good idea. Can be done within ten seconds, I guess.

Hmm, yes, I guess a disk sync should certainly be _possible_
in 10 seconds - but it can't really be guaranteed, can it!?
The thing is, would an interrupted "sync" be any more
dangerous than interrupted "normal" disk activity...?  I guess
if you're going to go around resetting the machine anyway,
anything is better than nothing.. :*)

>> I may as well ask;  its something which may at least
>> help new users not kill their machines.
>You want it implemented? Just do it! :-)))

hehe, well, thanks to the others replies, I gather it is 10s
and not 10ms as my (rather poor!) memory suggested.  I guess
I'll dig out my RKMs and have a look (altho I don't know
anything about AGA based machines hardware.

I doubt I could produce code of quality worthy of the
distrib, to be perfectly honest - it'd be my first attempt
at kernel hacking - but what the hell, I can at least try ;-)

>Bye,                    \|/
>  Tobias                @ @

Incidentally, I don't suppose there is anything for NetBSD like
the Linux Kernel Hacker's Guide?  (Just a vain hope ;-)

Cheers, Tim.

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