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Re: Shutdown problem on Tyan S2875 opteron SMP

Hey garrone -- I finally got around to shutting my system down.
Confirming that your discovery worked perfectly.

On Mon, 2 Oct 2006, garrone wrote:

On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 04:40:02PM -0400, Don Hayward wrote:
On Sat, 16 Sep 2006, garrone wrote:

Shutdown problem on Tyan tiger s2875 dual opteron system.

The command "shutdown -h" does not completely poweroff the system
for kernels 2.6.11, 2.6.12, and 2.6.16. However 2.6.8 does
turn off as it should!


Just had a win on this, while attempting to get ACPI timers going
for mythtv.

If a value is written to /proc/acpi/alarm, then shutdown -h works!
This confirms my view that buggy bios firmware is the culprit.

I just did:

echo 1 > /proc/acpi/alarm; shutdown -h now

and blink - it went down.  Thanks very much.

Don.Hayward at pomobuli.net

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