Subject: boot() problems..
To: None <>
From: jason downs <downsj@CSOS.ORST.EDU>
List: port-hp300
Date: 07/16/1994 01:43:35
i'm having problems with reboot not syncing the disk, and am attempting
to track it down.

the reboot program is definately calling the reboot syscall without
RB_NOSYNC set; the reboot syscall is passing that on to boot() without
modifications, so i'm attempting to debug boot().

without much success. if i add the following code to boot() [machdep.c],
directly after the 'boothowto' assignment, not only does it not 
print anything, but it hangs rather than enter the debugger.

        /* DEBUG */
        if(howto & RB_NOSYNC)
        if(waittime >= 0)
                printf("waittime = %d!\n", waittime);

is there some magic about debugging boot() that i'm missing?

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