Subject: Re: [PATCH] new option BEEP_ONHALT_FOREVER
To: =?iso-8859-1?B?TeF0eeFzIErhbm9z?= <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/20/2006 19:57:13
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On Sat, May 20, 2006 at 03:59:01PM +0200, M=E1ty=E1s J=E1nos wrote:
> the following patch adds the new option BEEP_ONHALT_FOREVER to i386 and
> xen 3.0.0_STABLE kernels. With the existing BEEP_ONHALT_COUNT you can
> specify only a fixed number of beeps on halt.
> I use this for an older, headless non-ATX internet gateway machine which
> also serves NFS for a diskless workstation at home. It can't power
> down itself so need to do by hand (after halted from remote) and pull
> the ADSL modem out by hand. The machine is in an another room, and
> without beeping continously on halt I can easy forget to power it down.
> Feel free to commit it if you think it's usable. This is my first
> NetBSD code contribution, your comments are welcomed.

I'd rather see this implemented as BEEP_ONHALT_COUNT =3D=3D -1 (or maybe 0)
than adding yet another option on the subject.  It will make the patch
(and documentation) much simpler and clearer.

Quentin Garnier - -
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.

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