The problem I am having with openSUSE on POWER is that when openSUSE is notified by the
IBM POWER firmware that the system is running on UPS battery power, it immediately starts
a shutdown. It does not wait to see if power is restored, etc. So, if we experience a
very short power outages - less then one second - the openSUSE shutsdown. I want to use
use openSUSE for an email server, but cannot do that if it is going to shut down everytime
there is a power glitch.
My understanding of the way things are supposed to work with openSUSE on IBM POWER is that
when a power outage is detected, the script /etc/rc.powerfail is supposed to be run. That
script will wait a certain amount of time (configurable in the script) and if power is
restored to the UPS within that amount of time, the shutdown will be cancelled. However,
the rc.powerfail script is not being kicked off.
The script indicates that the rtas_errd daemon must be running for the script to be
invoked, and the rtas_errd daemon is indeed running.
I am hoping I am just missing something simple. I have been trying to figure this out for
at least six months now and it is starting to drive me crazy :-)
If there are any questions, do not hesitate to ask. I can also test anything which needs
to be tested, etc.
On Jan 21, 2020, at 5:55 AM, Michal Suchánek
On Thu, Jan 02, 2020 at 12:31:34PM +0000, John Mickevich wrote:
I read your webpage :Portal:PowerPC:
I see you mention if we are having problems with something and are willing to spend some
time testing, to send you an email. I have an IBM 8286-41A Power8 box and am both having
an issue, and am more than glad to help testing any solutions for the issue on my system,
or testing problems for other systems for that matter :-)
Before I go into detail of my issue, I want to make sure I am sending this to the correct
email address, etc. Please let me know what you need from me in order to allow me to test
things for you, and to also report my issue so that hopefully it can be corrected. My
issue is actually rather severe (in my opinion) and basically renders opensuse on Power
useless at this point.
So what is this issue you have with openSUSE on POWER?