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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
The article says:
If you decide to upgrade your kernel, you should do so *carefully*. Remember that the bug triggers on shutdown/reboot so you aren't safe until the new kernel is running.
Brown: A Nasty md/raid bug
Posted Jun 19, 2012 7:15 UTC (Tue) by AngryChris (subscriber, #74783)
Posted Jun 19, 2012 10:47 UTC (Tue) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Posted Jun 19, 2012 11:14 UTC (Tue) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
Magic SysRq Keys
Posted Jun 19, 2012 11:55 UTC (Tue) by k3ninho (subscriber, #50375)
Posted Jun 19, 2012 12:27 UTC (Tue) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
Posted Jun 20, 2012 7:31 UTC (Wed) by jezuch (subscriber, #52988)
I saw a mnemonic for this sequence somewhere:
Raising Skinny Elephants Is [So] Utterly Boring
(The sysrq-s part I saw recommended after sysrq-r or after sysrq-i so, just for safety, I do it in both places ;) )
Posted Jun 19, 2012 11:26 UTC (Tue) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Soft reset buttons
Posted Jun 22, 2012 17:07 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
Unfortunately lots of machines these days have a soft reset button that triggers /sbin/shutdown.
Are you sure? Have you seen this? I know the soft power down from the power switch is the norm, but I've never seen the reset button, whose main purpose is not to involve the operating system (unlike power control, if you wanted to restart via the OS, you probably would have used the keyboard instead of a paperclip reset button), do this.
Posted Jun 28, 2012 10:54 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
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