Warning message : Timecounter was not properly dismounted
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Dec 26 10:07:54 PST 2003
On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 12:50:21PM -0500, Ajitesh K wrote:
> Hi friend,
> I am get this warning / error message. What should I do?
> pop3.mail.com kernel log messages:
> > Timecounter "TSC" frequency 133637174 Hz
> > WARNING: / was not properly dismounted
> Is it some thing to do with CPU. Please guide us.
No. The Timecounter line is not part of the error message -- in fact
it's perfectly normal.
The problem is that your root '/' filesystem was not properly
dismounted when you shut down. That's usually because you don't run
the proper shutdown(8) command, maybe even because you just hit the
To shutdown and power-off the system you need to run:
# shutdown -h now
This will leave the system in a state where it is safe to turn it off.
Where your motherboard has support for the facility you can add ACPI
or APM support to your kernel, which will permit you to use:
# shutdown -p now
This will shut everything down as for 'shutdown -h' but also
automatically power down the system.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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