CUPDS reboot the whole system

Stuart Barkley stuartb at
Thu May 19 07:21:23 PDT 2005

On Wed, 18 May 2005 at 16:12 -0700, Doug White wrote:

> On Wed, 18 May 2005, Todor Dragnev wrote:
> > Before a couple of days ago I started /usr/local/sbin/cupsd
> > manualy from console. When I press CTRL+C to interrupt a program,
> > the system change runlevel and going to reboot. This was on
> > FreeBSD V5.3, today I installed fresh new 5.4 but the problem is
> > the same.
> FreeBSD doesn't have runlevels so I'm not sure what you're referring
> to here.

Sounds to me like the system hasn't come fully up.

In the past I've seen the boot process hang with sendmail or other
processes doing dns queries (with a crappy 80% loss DSL line).  Doing
a Control-C will kill the hung process and allow startup to continue,
but the system shuts down shortly thereafter.

In my case I never got to the console "login:" prompt.

I never investigated this fully as I would either just wait on the dns
timeouts or "fix" the DSL line.  It's been a while so I don't remember
if this was only with 4.X or also happened with 5.3.

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                                        --  Daniel Boone

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