[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#632091: Please add an interface to disable use of the '-i' option.

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Thu Sep 1 05:45:48 UTC 2011

[Wouter Verhelst]
> This is because halt is passed '-i' option these days, which (if I'm
> not mistaken) it did not do originally; and while it is possible to
> disable this by setting the NETDOWN variable in /etc/init.d/halt to
> 'no', that isn't something I can do from the nbd-client initscript
> (which is where I'm currently creating
> /lib/init/rw/sendsigs.omit.d/nbd-client).

I'm not quite sure, but suspect this is related to wake-on-lan, which
is a topic I do not really understand.

If I am not mistaken, for wake-on-lan to work the interfaces need to
be up or down, depending on the interface drivers, and there is no way
to know which is which.  Any default and change in default setting for
the network during shutdown will then break some existing working
wake-on-lan setup.

I might be mistaken, but do not dare to change any of this without a
seriuos investigation, and I do not have any spare time to spend on

If anyone know more about this, please provide information and

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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