Re: what is a halted kernel supposed to do?

Louis Mandelstam (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 16:42:28 +0200 (SAT)

On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Marty Leisner wrote:

> What is a system supposed to do when its halted?
> My linux 2.0.29 system still responds to pings.
> My freebsd 2.2 seems to be dead.
> When we halt, everything should turn off...(pings are
> often an indication a system is alive).

I don't think this needs to be a kernel problem.

You could get your shutdown script logic to simply ifconfig all your
interfaces down before 'halting'.

Does the Linux kernel even have such a thing as a 'halted' state? I would
have a assumed we just end up with no processes running and all
filesystems umounted.

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