Dell Precision 530 + MPICH

Chip Coldwell coldwell at frank.harvard.edu
Tue Feb 19 12:19:50 EST 2002


On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 01:03:31PM -0500, Jean-Christophe Ducom wrote:
> a)The machine is a Dell Precision Workstation530 (SMP Intel Xeon 1.7Ghz
> running Redhat 7.2 kernel 2.4.17).
> When the "poweroff" command is issued on the UP mode everything works
> fine: the machine is turned off.
> It's another story for the SMP mode (kernel smp loaded instead): all
> the unmounting stuff, stopping services run smoothly but the machine
> waits for me to push the power button to switch it off.
> Any ideas? I already tried the apm=power-off option at the boot

APM isn't safe and doesn't work in SMP configurations.  Quoting from
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/Configure.help:

  Note that the APM support is almost completely disabled for
  machines with more than one CPU.

Chip

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