Earlier today, someone posted a question in the comments. It was simple enough:
sco open 5.07 ml 350 g5 sas e200i when i issue a reboot or shutdown -g0 -y -i6
it starts a shutdown but will not reboot it just hangs nor does it say ok to power off
it i issue the command without the i6 it give me the poweroff mesg how can i get the auto reboot comand to work? if i can not should i just use the shutdown without the i6
I was immediately ticked off and annoyed.
First, I've had a bad cold the past few days. Second, the article where this question was posed is totally unrelated to the question. Finally, I really hate it when people don't use punctuation and capitalization!
Yes, I AM a grumpy old fart.
So, I instructed the person to post at the Forum, but instead they sent me money by Paypal.
Aaargh! Now I have to think about this!
Thinking about anything SCOish fouls my mood anyway, but asking me to think about it with a cold is really a bad idea. Nonetheless, I tried and responded with this:
I forgot to mention that you could also trace shutdown, but that does involve more work.
An hour or so later, the poster told me he had found the answer at SCO's TA's:
"The shutdown(ADM) command does not shutdown or reboot my HP Proliant System", which explains that it's
HP's "hpasm" driver that hangs. That hpasm is one of those "value added"
things that HP and Compaq love adding to their servers. It
(link dead, sorry)
monitors temperature thresholds, fan, processor and memory failures. Oh, and hangs your system sometimes.
Obviously I needed to refund his money, which I immediately did, but he then argued with me, saying that I had "got [him] on the right track". I don't agree, so I let the refund stand.
SCO's suggested fix is to edit /etc/conf/sdevice.d/hpasm, change the "Y" to "N", relink and reboot. Of course that isn't a fix: it just disables hpasm.
Anyway, as much as I dislike inappropriately placed comments and bad punctuation, I shouldn't have been so grumpy - and I should have thought to check SCO's TA's myself.
Oh, well. At least he found the answer!
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