Possible hardware damaging bug with halt/reboot!

Christopher Joyner chris27wjoyner at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 26 22:36:41 UTC 2008

I think this thing could break my fan if I left it running.
The fan gets fast, really fast.  Sounds like it's running faster than it can handle.

This is using the halt command, during the message that say's,
HALTED, PRESS ANY KEY TO REBOOT.  (not actual message)

I am still looking in the source code hunting for this.
I decided it was best to report now.

I have not seen the loop, but adding sleep(1) in the halt loop, such as a while loop,
I think that would make it easier on the cpu.  However I do not know how it works, because I have not seen that source code.


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