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Date:      Fri, 5 May 1995 18:33:26 -0600
From:      Nate Williams <nate@trout.sri.MT.net>
To:        kelly@fsl.noaa.gov (Sean Kelly)
Cc:        nate@trout.sri.MT.net, markh@stack.urc.tue.nl, questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: turning off ctrlaltdel
Message-ID:  <199505060033.SAA20302@trout.sri.MT.net>
In-Reply-To: <9505052351.AA27545@yarmouth.fsl.noaa.gov>
References:  <199505052351.RAA20230@trout.sri.MT.net> <9505052351.AA27545@yarmouth.fsl.noaa.gov>

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[ CTL-ALT_DEL reboot ]

>     Nate> If you *really* want to make sure nothing happens, modify
>     Nate> init to ignore the signal and no matter what it will get
>     Nate> ignored.
> 
> What about those times when a system's thoroughly hosed---filesystem's
> unresponsive, all but a few windows hung, rlogins not working, no room
> in process table, and you'd like to exec three syncs and hope for the
> best, but all you can do is exec a signal off to pid 1?

If you can't do a sync, chances are you can't signal pid 1.  Besides,
init does the same thing as you are attempting to do by killing
processes and syncing the disks anyway.


Nate



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