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Date:      Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:22:17 -0800
From:      Rob Farmer <>
To:        "John R. Levine" <>
Cc:        Adam Vande More <>,
Subject:   Re: shutdown computer after the halt command
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1102072225540.31791@joyce.lan>
References:  <> <20110208025451.24154.qmail@joyce.lan> <> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1102072225540.31791@joyce.lan>

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On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 7:31 PM, John R. Levine <> wrote:
>> It's quite easy to see you're wrong, just follow the steps I outlined
>> above. =A0If you are correct, reboot(8) should print things like:
>> Stopping sshd.
>> to the console.
> Sigh. =A0I shut down my FreeBSD 8.1 laptop all the time with halt -p, and=
> can assure you it prints all those messages.

Well, that's not what everyone else sees.

>> 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:

That man page hasn't been more than minorly tweaked in over 10 years,
according to cvsweb.

> 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.

Just did - it kills all process and moves to the syncing disks stage.
Nothing rc related is touched.

Rob Farmer

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