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Re: new fork issues; preventing shutdown

G'day Thomas,

Thomas Klausner wrote:

> I updated to 8.99.6 from yesterday and then started a bulk build.
> After a very short while it was hung and I couldn't connect from
> outside. When I came back to the console, I saw that it had run out of
> resources and couldn't fork anything.
> There were a lot of processes called "Build", probably from one of the
> packages in the bulk build.
> I couldn't even shutdown, because zsh couldn't fork shutdown, nor did
> pressing the power button help, because the powerd script couldn't be
> forked.

You should be able to "exec /sbin/halt" which shouldn't need to fork in
these circumstances.


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