Powering off with a kernel in panic.

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Tue Jul 27 14:46:56 CEST 2010

On Tuesday 27 July 2010, Prekates Alexandros wrote:
> i had a kernel panic (AUX flashing red constantly) but i couldnt power
> it off or reboot my NF from power button. Is that a problem or the power
> button cant function independently from the kernel ?

The power button can't cause a shutdown independent of the kernel. However you 
can influence what happens after a panic with the panic=[timeout] boot 
parameter. Unless you are in a position to debug a panic you probably want it 
to reboot as soon as possible, so add panic=1 to your boot parameters.

> GTA02v6
> shr/testing2009-1rc1
> Branch: shr/testing2010
> 2.6.29-rc3
> 201004140759 (filesystem version)

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