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Re: auto power-off on a SPARC LX (was Re: Ethernet lockup)

The Ultra patch is not applicable. The SPARC kernel will not power-down a system with a serial console attached; from process.c:

void machine_power_off(void)
    if (auxio_power_register && !serial_console)
        *auxio_power_register |= AUXIO_POWER_OFF;

If this implementation bothers you, consider coding-up a sysctl to modify this behavior.


Matthew Haas wrote:
On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, David List wrote:

2.4.21-rc7 should build just fine. If you still have problems, I'll be
posting about 2.4.21-rc7 based kernel deb's in the next 12 hours. I'll
also provide a 2.4.21-rc7 based netinst ISO.

Great. I'll look into that. Thank you for your answer.

 Just curious-- I've got a SPARC LX running Debian 3.0 and a 2.4.21-rc6
kernel... ever since I've upgraded to a 2.4.x kernel on the LX I haven't
managed to get it to auto power-off on a shutdown. The 2.2.x kernels seem
to work fine.

 On bootup, however, I DO get a: power-off control detected.

 Or some similar message to that effect.

 Any ideas? My LX is running headless, so having it automatically
power-off is a very useful feature to me.

 Matthew Haas           Squirrel's Law #209203923: "Thou shalt ignoreth
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