Subject: Re: preventing autoboot, part 3
To: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mark H. Levine <email@example.com>
Date: 01/27/1998 11:59:00
On Fri, 23 Jan 1998, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> There are three possible values for the
> auto_action variable on all SRMs i can remember. one's halt, one's
> boot, and the last does what you (and I, usually 8-) want.
The third one is "RESTART". Please post here if you ever figure
out what exactly the behaviour of AUTO_ACTION is; it's not described
terribly well in the architecture manual. In fact, I'm sure I used
BOOT and a `halt' or `shutdown -h' under NetBSD still brought me
to an SRM prompt, but I don't have time to test this right now.
On the EB164 and PC164, we always get the the system halt throwing us
to the chevron prompt (>>>) of SRM. We never used RESTART, only HALT
while setting up, and BOOT when in service where we wanted the server
back up after a crash without human intervention.
Maybe now we can call Compaq customer service and ask, I understand
they're better about documentation than DEC was :)