SMU-base PowerMac and server_mode

Romain Goyet r.goyet at
Tue Oct 6 21:31:58 EST 2009

Hi Benjamin !
  Actually I saw a post where you mentioned this tool on Google. I then
searched it for like an hour or so, but really couldn't find it. That's why
I ended up posting on this mailing list. I'm really glad you're on it by the
way ! Anyway, like I said : I really looked for this tool, but couldn't find

Thanks a lot !

 - Romain

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt <
benh at> wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 11:16 +0200, Romain Goyet wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> >
> >   I have this Quad G5 here, running GentooPPC64. Runs fine. Had a hard
> > time getting it to boot without a screen attached, but I eventually
> > managed to (yaboot was the culprit). However, this machine is
> > SMU-based, and I couldn't find a way to enable the equivalent of the
> > PMU's "server_mode" (i.e. automatically reboot after a power failure).
> > Is there any known way to do that ?
> I'm pretty sure I reverse engineered the necessary command a while back
> and somebody wrote a userland tool to set it, but I can't find it
> anymore :-)
> Google may help. Let me know if you can't find it.
> Cheers,
> Ben.
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