[Nut-upsuser] Various NUT issues/questions
selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Sat May 13 04:05:18 UTC 2006
Try poking around in /etc/rc.d, /etc/rc.d/rc.0.
There is a reasonable explanation of how BSD init scripts work, with
example scripts, at
My understanding is that rc.shutdown is called before the actual
shutdown procedure, and is mostly intended (I assume) for user-defined
tasks not directly related to the physical shutdown itself.
Scott "Tuc" Ellentuch at T-B-O-H wrote:
> > > Is there anything I can do to let the machine shut down
> > > all the way THEN the UPS?
> > Yes, of course, that's what you were *supposed* to do :)
> > You have to put the command that yanks the power from the computer at
> > the very *end* of your shutdown script, i.e., after all the file
> > systems have been unmounted (or remounted read-only, in the case of
> > the root file system, which hopefully contains the newhidups driver
> > and upsdrvctl).
> If there is someone running FreeBSD, I'd like to hear where
> they put it. From checking Google :
> (NetBSD, but FreeBSD acts the same)
> They all suggest putting it into the bottom of /etc/rc.shutdown .
> So thats where I put it. I tried to research the shutdown procedure for
> FreeBSD, and the best I could find was :
> Which again talks about rc.shutdown. I don't know what else
> it does afterwards so I can stick it in someplace else.
> So I put it where others suggest, and from where I could tell
> was the right place. So now I know its the wrong place. But then
> does anyone know in FreeBSD where the right place is?
> > In other words, you want to yank the power just before /sbin/halt or
> > /sbin/reboot or whatever would be called (this is from Linux; might
> > look different but similar in *BSD).
> [INSTALL clip deleted...]
> > > I tried changing ups.delay.shutdown
> > > to 2 minutes and found that its 2 minutes from when you set it,
> > > and it seemed to be a "HARD" down.. I had to press the button
> > > to get it to start up again.
> > >
> > > I hate to be a pain, but I'm not sure if its the UPS
> > > I was guided to choose, my lack of knowledge of NUT, or my
> > > desire to have what isn't available.
> > It's point 2, mostly, I am afraid :) -- Peter
> So thats what the mailing list is for. :) Why I'm
> asking questions. Some get answered, some more haven't been.
> Thanks, Tuc
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