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Bug 57766

Summary: reboot command merely halts the system, but does reboot it
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Gerald Britton <gerald.britton>
Component: [OLD] Core systemAssignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers <kernel>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Gerald Britton 2004-07-20 12:51:14 UTC
on my system, the reboot command (issued after su root) merely halts the system, and does not actually reboot it.

System: Via C3 Samuel 2 - 1 Giga Pro processor
Bios: SiS 630E
Kernel: gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.7-R11

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. su to root
2. reboot

Actual Results:  
system halts

Expected Results:  
initated a soft-reboot

# emerge info
Portage 2.0.50-r9 (default-x86-2004.0, gcc-3.3.3, glibc-, 
System uname: 2.6.7-gentoo-r8 i686 Celeron (Mendocino)
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16
distcc 2.13 i686-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [enabled]
ccache version 2.3 [enabled]
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r4
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.5-r1
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.2
/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache distcc sandbox"
USE="X acpi alsa arts avi berkdb crypt cups encode esd foomaticdb gdbm gif gpm 
gtk gtk2 imlib java jpeg krb4 libg++ libwww mad mikmod motif mpeg ncurses nls 
oggvorbis opengl pam pdflib perl png python qt quicktime readline sdl slang 
spell ssl svga tcpd truetype x86 xml2 xmms xv zlib"
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-07-20 13:26:37 UTC
what is the last thing you see ?

sounds like it could be a kernel config issue ...
Comment 2 Gerald Britton 2004-07-20 13:47:14 UTC
The last thing I see is the message:

Rebooting system
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-10-31 01:42:32 UTC
sounds like a kernel problem

if the last thing you see is 'Rebooting system', then the Gentoo init scripts have finished executing
Comment 4 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-12-22 16:06:18 UTC
Please test with a newer kernel (e.g. 2.6.10-rc3)
Comment 5 Gerald Britton 2005-01-12 06:49:35 UTC
Tested with gentoo-2.6.10-r4.  Same result as before.
Comment 6 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-28 03:39:30 UTC
Does this patch help?
Comment 7 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-09 07:40:29 UTC
Please reopen when you reply to comment #6
It would also be worthwhile if you could test 2.6.11-rc3
Comment 8 Gerald Britton 2005-03-24 11:35:51 UTC
Problem persists with 2.6.11-gentoo-r4
Comment 9 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-01 03:05:56 UTC
Please file this upstream at and post the URL back here- thanks.
Comment 10 Gerald Britton 2005-04-05 12:49:52 UTC
matching Kernel bug:
Comment 11 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-12-05 15:44:12 UTC
upstream bug closed because of inactivity