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Dark times for OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source Solaris project

Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Re: It was designed to fail

The only odd thing with Sun Solaris was that if you switched off the console the whole system shutdown.

That was because switching off a terminal was equivalent to sending a <BREAK> on the console serial port, and the default config for <BREAK> caused the system to drop to a boot prompt. It didn't shutdown, just halted, you could usually just type "go" to continue. Lots of workarounds for what was basically operator error, but the default was eventually changed, probably to limit the support calls.

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