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    SubjectRe: Forcing an immediate reboot
    On 10/15/05, Willy Tarreau <willy@w.ods.org> wrote:
    > On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 06:46:46PM -0700, Marc Perkel wrote:
    > > Is there any way to force an immediate reboot as if to push the reset
    > > button in software? Got a remote server that i need to reboot and
    > > shutdown isn't working.
    >
    > If you can telnet it, simply use this :
    >
    > # echo 1 >/proc/sys/kernel/sysrq
    > # echo b >/proc/sysrq-trigger
    >
    > It's dirty and you'll have an fsck. But it will nearly always work.

    You may avoid the fsck by:

    # echo s >/proc/sysrq-trigger
    # echo u >/proc/sysrq-trigger

    > I use it a lot in local on distros on which the shutdown process is
    > as long as the boot process (you know, the ones which display lots
    > of 'OK' or wait indefinitely for some dead services to stop, when
    > you really want them to reboot quickly).
    --
    Coywolf Qi Hunt
    http://sosdg.org/~coywolf/
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