Subject: Re: cntlaltdel on console
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 12/24/2001 02:25:57
In message <20011223222329.A16818@flash.vaultron.com>, Andrew Gillham writes:
>I don't think so. It seems to me that the last time you mentioned this it
>was confirmed that NetBSD _never_ had this option. So it would be hard to
>change the default.
I suppose. Still, it shouldn't be too hard to provide; the code is about 5
lines in BSD/OS.
Was it really *never* present? If so, my memory is getting worse faster than
>Perhaps it should be added as a called to sync(), so you can just hit it
>4-5 times, have nothing happen, and just hit reset. Then it would be just
>like using ctrl-alt-del under Windows.
Heh. I like BSD/OS's behavior:
1. Print "console abort: reboot? (y/n)" to console. (It does this for serial
break, if you have a serial console, or ctl-alt-del, on hardware console)
2. Wait for a y/n. If you get one, do "dump core? (y/n)", to decide whether
or not to do a core.
3. If you can't get a y/n, but keep getting breaks or cntl-alt-del's, reboot.
This works quite nicely, and it almost always has the option of doing the
right thing. If anyone's interested, I'd be happy to try to contribute the
relevant patch - it's not a hard one.