9.3RC3: halt

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Fri Dec 23 15:14:27 UTC 2011

> From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org  Fri Dec 23 08:37:24 2011
> Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:34:19 +0100
> From: Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de>
> To: questions at freebsd.org
> Cc: 
> Subject: 9.3RC3: halt
> Hi folks,
> Another question I wasn't able to answer proper to my self. 

>                                                             I recognized
> that the system is not turning of by default after typing halt, but
> waiting in some kind of standby for reboot. Is this wished behavior or
> maybe related to some local config/hardware?

This is -standard- behaviour. 

Has been so for many releases.  

If you want the machine to turn the power off, you must use the proper option
for that behavior.

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