Re: Shutdown problem on Tyan S2875 opteron SMP
On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 02:03:52PM -0400, Don Hayward wrote:
> 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
Thanks for the note. I reakon it must be a firmware bug.
I must say I have it turning itself on and off automatically
for mythtv, and it works perfectly, far exceeding my initial
expectations. Having started a thread bagging this board,
I must recommend it.