Kexec from xterm -> uhci_hcd. irq 4: nobody cared

Mark Hindley mark at
Tue Aug 7 12:35:13 EDT 2007

On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 08:04:15PM +0530, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 12:30:48PM +0100, Mark Hindley wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have just started using kexec. If I kexec from within an xterm I get
> > the following error on reboot. kexec from a console there is no error.
> > 
> > This is from 2.6.23-rc2, but I get something similar back to 2.6.16.
> > 
> How are you using kexec? Are you doing directly "kexec -e" ? You should
> be using "reboot". This will first shutdown X and other user space applications
> and then do a kexec (if kexec kernel was loaded). 

Yes, I was using directly because debian init scripts kexec -l a kernel
just before calling kexec -e in runlevel 6. There appears no way of preventing that
with the scripts as they stand, but that looks like a problem to take up
with the debian maintainer.

Thanks for the help.


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