Shaun writes: > Have you tried ^X or ^Z? Often when my cable modem has lost its link and > I reboot, FreeBSD will hang waiting to start sendmail because it can't > determine the local IP. Sometimes it will hang while processing my ipfw > scripts due to DNS failures. > > I usually try ^C, ^X, and ^Z in that order and in my experience one of > them will abort the hung process.
I tried every letter on the keyboard, ^\, a few other keys, and break (RS-232 console). Seems like ^\ used to be a sure kill (SIGKILL maybe?). Tim writes: > If a shell script traps the signals, there is nothing you can do except > by calling a SIGKILL to the PID, which requires the system to be in > Multi-User Mode. The shell script doesn't, but a binary program it calls might. I'll have to look into that. michael writes: > or, boot with rescue cd or anything that will write to the fs and > disable the script I managed to get the boot loader to boot single user, then moved the script to a different filename. Added a symlink from the script name to /bin/true, which turns out to not exist. Someone moved true to /usr/bin. Fortunately the script not existing didn't cause a problem. Thanks, gang. Any other ideas? BTW, softdeps and background fsck are very much appreciated when pressing the reset button! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"