Subject: Re: hang during shutdown
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: maximum entropy <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/1997 19:44:47
>From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>i have this problem repeatably with my netboot machines. it happens
>if i do any serious work on a filesystem, not just /var or /usr, but
>any of my 'user' filesystems as well... (ie, if i use the machine to
>build, say src/libexec, it will fail to unmount either /var or the
>filesystem /usr/src is really on, but a freshly rebooted machine can
>reboot cleanly, no problem).
I second that. My diskless i386 machine has a tendency to drop into
the kernel debugger if I'm rebooting it "when it has been up for a
while". I wasn't able to reliably reproduce the problem, and I
haven't yet bothered to learn how to use the kernel debugger, so I
haven't been inclined to send in a PR (since I can't really provide
any coherent information about what's going on).
entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.
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