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Re: kern/40488: Unable to reboot Dell PE 2970

The following reply was made to PR kern/40488; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Andrew Doran <>
Subject: Re: kern/40488: Unable to reboot Dell PE 2970
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:03:16 +0000

 On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:45:00PM +0000, wrote:
 > Running a fresh install of either 4.0.1 or 5.0_BETA (from 20090125) on a 
 > Dell PowerEdge 2970 (BIOS 3.0.3).  Issuing a reboot or "shutdown -r now" 
 > results in the machine hanging indefinitely after unmounting the local 
 > filesystems.  A test installation of FreeBSD on the same system reboots 
 > successfully.  Testing with both ACPI and ACPI / SMP disabled yields the 
 > same results.  There are no ACPI tunables in the BIOS.
 We could try port 0x92 and the PCI reset vector before the triple fault.
 Anyone interested in taking a look?

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