[CentOS] last resort before hard reboot

Mon Apr 21 22:32:29 UTC 2008
Joshua Frankamp <frankamp at gmail.com>

Is there a resource for CentOS for things to do before a hard reboot?

My situation is apparently an out of memory condition where I am seeing
fatal 'oops' output all over the place, Ctrl-Alt-F3 (for example) new
console login attempts will accept credentials and then never get to a login
prompt. Remoting in is just as useless. I cannot therefore use any of the
standard restart commands, since I cannot enter commands.

By default in CentOs (and on my machine) Alt- SysRq is disabled.

Do I have any other options before hard resetting the box?


- Joshua
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