[Beowulf] reboot without passing through BIOS?
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jul 30 09:38:44 PDT 2008
> If one were to build nodes without ECC memory it would probably be a
> good idea to reboot them from time to time to clean out whatever bad
> bits might have accumulated.
that's pretty cynical, but I suppose also true ;)
> made me wonder if it is really necessary. Is there a way to configure a
> machine to reboot by having the OS pass control directly to the boot
> loader, and so skip the BIOS? An additional reason for being able to do
well, there's kexec, which I believe has gotten more mainstream recently.
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