Subject: Re: shutdown -r
To: Stephen Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: xiamin <email@example.com>
Date: 08/09/1997 13:50:19
On Fri, 8 Aug 1997, Stephen Brown wrote:
> Hi Xiamin,
> How old are your "userland" binaries??? If I remember correctly, I
> had a similar problem multiple months back. But, it was because my
> copy of "reboot" was much older than my running kernel. If you look
> at the source code for "reboot", it just calls the "reboot()" system
> call. Again, IIRC this system call changed significantly with one
> of the early 1.2* releases. I haven't seen this problem for a long
> time, so I may be misremembering, but it was worth a mention. If you
> go to recompile "reboot", make sure you have the latest kernel libraries,
> include files, etc.
> If you have recent binaries installed, then I'm not sure what the
> problem is. If that happens, then try a new "GENERIC" kernel,
> or let me know and I'll compile another one for you to try.
> Steve Brown,
> p.s. I know that "reboot()" changed from system call #55 to system
> call #208 sometime between 1.1 and -current. But, just when
> that was, I don't remember. I think there may have been
> other changes as well(the arguments to the system call,
Ok, my userland binaries are fomr a snapshot from April, I think...
In any case, they're synced with MADHATTER #40, my current kernel.