There are times when you need to know what the AUTO_ACTION environmental parameter on Alpha is defined. How would you find out?


First it's important to understand what the three options are for this parameter:

  • HALT is clear; whenever the machine gets to the console prompt, it stays there until someone enters a command.
  • BOOT indicates that after a power cycle or system crash, the system should boot up without writing a dump.
  • RESTART indicates that when the power is switched on the system should attempt to write a crash dump to the dump file, and when complete the system will try to reboot itself automatically.

So how do you determine the value without powering down?


howto/determine_what_your_auto_action_parameter_is_set_to_on_the_alpha_console_from_the_live_system.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/12 23:21 by mmacgregor

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