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Re: [vox-tech] Redhat 8.0 shutdown does not power off.
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Re: [vox-tech] Redhat 8.0 shutdown does not power off.

--- Mike Simons <msimons@moria.simons-clan.com>

> - Could you briefly explain which machines are
> mounting what with NFS?

My RH 9.0 box exports 4 trees. The RH 8.0 and 7.2
boxes mount the 4 trees.

----- /etc/exports from RH 9.0 box

[mind the wrap]

----- part of /etc/fstab from RH 8.0 box
quiettoo.brc.localnet:/data  /data		nfs
rw,hard,intr	0 0
quiettoo.brc.localnet:/home/ja/bin /home/ja/bin
nfs	rw,hard,intr	0 0
quiettoo.brc.localnet:/home/ja/etc /home/ja/etc
nfs	rw,hard,intr	0 0
quiettoo.brc.localnet:/home/ja/temp /home/ja/temp
nfs	rw,hard,intr	0 0

There's been no apparent problem with this.

> > > - Can you confirm that you tried the same
> command three times in a
> > >   row and it did different things different
> times?
> [...]
> > When I use 'shutdown -h now', 
> > [for those times the system hangs]
> [...]
> > So, I think your description is exactly
> right.
>   The fact that you run the same command many
> times and it does
> different things is Not Good.  A system should
> do the *same* thing
> each time your run that command.


> > The quotes are what the system is printing,
> the
> > rest is my description.  What should I do
> now?
>   I still think that the reason your machine
> does not power itself
> off is related to the kernel configuration
> option.  I would like to
> track down the kernel .config used to build the
> kernel you are running
> - Paste output from:  cat /proc/version 
> - Paste output from:  ls -l /boot/config*
> - Paste output from:  grep power /proc/ksyms

----- cat /proc/version from RH 8.0 box
Linux version 2.4.18-14
(bhcompile@stripples.devel.redhat.com) (gcc
version 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7))
#1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002

----- ls -l /boot/config* from RH 8.0 box
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        42150 Sep  4
 2002 /boot/config-2.4.18-14

----- grep power /proc/ksyms from RH 8.0 box
d0a0d004 rm_power_management	[nvidia]
c037eec8 pm_power_off_R60a32ea9
c0107230 machine_power_off_R091c824a
c01ce890 pci_set_power_state_Rb007b704

>   Regarding the not consistent shutdown
> behavior...
> - Has this system acted unstable in any other
> ways recently?

Generally no.  

On two occasions my wife somehow got an
OpenOffice banner in the middle of her screen. 
She's not sure what preceeded that.  And she
could not get rid of it within X.

On both occasions she got out of X, logged off,
logged back in, started X, and had no apparent

Thanks for all the help,

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