Reboot Problem with 5.2.1

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Thu Apr 8 18:08:19 PDT 2004

> On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 23:23:06 -0700
> Doug Hardie <bc979 at> wrote:
>> I am testing 5.2.1 in preperation for moving production servers
>> eventually from 4.6 to 5.x.  Most of the issues I have figured out, 
>> but
>> there is one that I cannot get to work - shutdown -r now.  Rebooting
>> dies consistently.  With the GENERIC kernel I get the message:
>> Rebooting...
>> Keyboard reset did not work, attempting CPU shutdown
>> In NOTES is a dexcription of BROKEN_KEYBOARD_RESET so I added that and
>> rebuilt the kernel.  Now all I get is the Rebooting... line and 
>> nothing
>> more.  Granted the system I am using for testing is not at all like 
>> the
>> production hardware, but rebooting worked fine on 4.6 with this 
>> system.
>>   I am very reluctant to convert any production systems unless I can 
>> be
>> sure they can successfully be rebooted without having a person 
>> on-site.
>>   These machines are all unattended and quite far away.  Is there a
>> workaround for this issue?

> Try toggeling hw.acpi.disable_on_poweroff with sysctl.
> Regards,
> Stephen Hilton

Setting both the BROKEN_KEYBOARD_RESET and hw.acpi.disable_on_powerff 
to 0 fixed my problem.  Now the systems reboot properly.

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