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Date:      7 Feb 2011 22:31:19 -0500
From:      "John R. Levine" <johnl@iecc.com>
To:        "Adam Vande More" <amvandemore@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: shutdown computer after the halt command
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1102072225540.31791@joyce.lan>
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> It's quite easy to see you're wrong, just follow the steps I outlined
> above.  If you are correct, reboot(8) should print things like:
>
> Stopping sshd.
>
> to the console.

Sigh.  I shut down my FreeBSD 8.1 laptop all the time with halt -p, and I
can assure you it prints all those messages.

> You can also reference init.c if you still think you're correct.

No thanks, I've already read the man page for init, including this
paragraph:

      When shutting down the machine, init will try to run the /etc/rc.shutdown
      script.  This script can be used to cleanly terminate specific programs
      such as innd (the InterNetNews server).  If this script does not termi-
      nate within 120 seconds, init will terminate it.  The timeout can be con-
      figured via the sysctl(8) variable kern.init_shutdown_timeout.

If you're unfamiliar with rc.shutdown, it also has a man page.

Perhaps your copy of FreeBSD was installed incorrectly, or it's been
so long since you tried halt or reboot that you forgot what happened.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly



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