Subject: Re: Lab machines - some questions
To: Phil Knaack <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/04/1997 09:18:41
On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, Phil Knaack wrote:

: I like jfw's idea of having init catch sigusr1 and spawn /sbin/reboot,
: and have pcvt send sigusr1 signal to init instead of *shudder* calling
: cpu_reset.

Why even _spawn_ a reboot command?  Just call reboot(2).

: Speaking purely from the point of view of someone who administers a lab
: of computers for people who are .. well lets face it, mostly clueless,
: telling users to hit control-alt-delete (a key sequence that everyone who
: has ever worked with PCs knows about) is a lot easier than teaching them to
: log in and type /sbin/shutdown, just so they can go run loose95.

If they run Winsnooze95, they probably don't know what Ctrl-Alt-Del is
supposed to do.  :)

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