HP DL380 hangs on reboot

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Fri Oct 15 19:13:36 PDT 2004

On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Peter Jeremy wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-Oct-13 18:21:56 -0700, Doug White wrote:
> >On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, 2004-Oct-11 19:18:52 -0700, Doug White wrote:
> >> >On Mon, 11 Oct 2004, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> >> >> I have an HP DL380 running 5.3 and it will not reboot from multi-user
> >> >> mode - it hangs after printing "Rebooting..." and needs to be power-
> >> >> cycled (since there's no reset button).
> >> I've narrowed it down to loading kernel modules - the problem does not
> >How about building them into your kernel instead?
> That seems to work.  But it doesn't solve the underlying problem.  (I
> have been kldload'ing digi because it originally didn't work when it
> was compiled into the kernel).

Well its nice to know that changing the disposition of the driver seems to
perturb the problem...

> >This could be just stale modules...
> Nope.  Kernel and modules were compiled and installed together.  Also
> there was no problem running and the hang was when the kernel asked
> the system to reboot - which is well after any modules have been unloaded.

Sounds like the digi driver doesn't like being unloaded.

Also leftovers are likely to be found during shutdown when the devices are
being closed down and there's dangling pointers.

Although ... The system doesn't unload modules on shutdown .. did you you
it yourself?

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