Subject: Re: new machine won't reboot automatically
To: None <,>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/1994 07:49:03
   It could, the reboot vector basically jumps into the BIOS...

NetBSD does *not* use the BIOS to reset the machine.  It uses a hack
that is supposed to cause a triple fault.  It's clear that triple faults
do not reset some CPUs, but instead just halt them.  Some other
mechanism is needed to do it correctly.

BTW, I've also found that the old `poke the keyboard reset line' doesn't
work on at least one machine (HP Vectra 486).