can we get some interaction between halt/reboot and bhyve?

Neel Natu neelnatu at
Thu May 28 19:05:00 UTC 2015

Hi Paul

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:18 PM, Paul Vixie <paul at> wrote:
> Craig Rodrigues wrote:
>> ...
>> I haven't tried them, but Michael Dexter has written more comprehensive
>> rc.d scripts from bhyve:
> these look good but i'm waiting for man pages, while meanwhile i bake my
> own toolset.
>> rc.d scripts work well if you can live with the normal shutdown process
>> invoking rc.d scripts.
>> For my uses, I can live with shutdown and rc.d.
> so can i except in emergencies.
>> If you want to halt/reboot/poweroff, then you still have the original
>> problem that Paul pointed out.
> reboot.c currently detects paging. is there a way to have it detect disk
> i/o in general?
> note, 30 seconds isn't always enough. on a DCC server with 4GB mmap()'d,
> i've run out of time. so, a sysctl for both the minimum (currently 5
> seconds) and maximum (currently 30 seconds) reboot i/o drain period
> would be great. i would code these and submit them if these changes were
> welcomed.

Yes, please do.


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