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Re: reboot fails to reboot -- was Re: NFS
On Thu July 9 2009 11:05:11 Greg A. Woods wrote:
> At Thu, 9 Jul 2009 09:54:48 -0600, Sverre Froyen
> wrote: Subject: reboot fails to reboot -- was Re: NFS
> > It would be nice if reboot could be made to force a reboot. Perhaps
> > using a flag.
> There already is such a flag, IIUC: "RB_NOSYNC", aka 0x0004.
You're right. Looks like "reboot -n" invokes that flag.
> I don't think that's what you want though -- it will still require a
> full RAIDframe parity check and possibly fsck on the next boot.
In my case, that would have been preferable to jumping in a car and driving
for 30 mins. Fsck was skipped anyway because of the "log" option -- perhaps
unsafely, considering the state the file system was in.
> A safer mode could probably be done fairly easily too by setting some
> kind of watchdog timer before the unmounting of filesystems and other
> sundry cleanup, and then forcing the system to reboot if the timer
Agreed. This would all have to go into the kernel, correct?
> (FYI, I have some changes, against netbsd-4, which much more reliably
> reboot i386 machines using much more standard methods of rebooting too.)
Could they be added to 5 and current?
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