OpenWrt/LEDE Project

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Opened by Alex - 23.11.2018

FS#1965 - BT Home Hub 5A - 18.06 snapshots- Router crashes when the soft reset "Restart" key is pressed

BT HomeHub 5A
Latest snapshot dated Fri Nov 23 03:38:09 2018

After pressing the “Restart” button of the top left of the router, all LEDs go dark and the router becomes unresponsive.
Power Cycling the router will bring everything back up though.

Alex commented on 25.11.2018 17:35

Well, this is a little awkward. Looking at the code, it seems that the “RESTART” key is and was always intended to execute ’ /sbin/poweroff’ just that executing ‘sbin/poweroff’ has never actually resulted in powering off / halting the router before and has always resulted in the router restarting. Why anyone would want to power the BTHOMEHUB V5 off using the big ass button, labeled "RESTART", on the top left of the unit, which is so easily deployed accidentally by a cat or subtle fluctuations in the earth’s gravitational field, when there is a perfectly decent off/on switch at the back, astounds me and leaves me wondering, have I been in the matrix all this time?
Anyways, my opinion is not what is important here and I have also seen many people who own different routers complaining bitterly that executing ‘sbin/poweroff’ does not HALT or power their units off. I will leave it to those who are more qualified to make those kinds of decisions as to whether it is correct or not. I have modified my version of the code so that, for me at least, the router continues to do what it was created to do... RUN.



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