BBB shutdown?

When I do “shutdown now” the SSH connection is lost but the board stays live, i.e. the leds keep blinking.
Is this normal?

Works fine from the desktop terminal application, shutdown menu item, and the debug serial port.

Which version of the image are you using on your BBB?


shutdown now -r ? shutdown now -h ?

I know that my BBB from the BBB-eMMC-flasher-2013.09.04.img.xz image stops completely, turning off all LEDs including the power LED, when I issue the “shutdown -r now” command, but I also know that it generates a kernel panic output on the serial console. I wish that when it shutdown it would disconnect of hangup the SSH session, but I suppose that’s an issue with the SSH server and not specifically the BBB image.

[170392.159308] (NULL device *): gadget not registered.
[170392.173258] Power down.
[170392.178561] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000000
[170392.188316] [] (unwind_backtrace+0x1/0x8c) from [] (panic+0x55/0x14c)
[170392.196942] [] (panic+0x55/0x14c) from [] (do_exit+0x2ef/0x5dc)
[170392.205027] [] (do_exit+0x2ef/0x5dc) from [] (sys_reboot+0xb5/0x126)
[170392.213572] [] (sys_reboot+0xb5/0x126) from [] (ret_fast_syscall+0x1/0x46)

On my image when I issue

shutdown 0

the LEDs continue blinking. I used the Ubuntu from Robert, upgraded to kernel28. Any ideas, what to check?