Nice way to kill your unresponsive linux system

Sometimes when a Linux system is unresponsive it seems like your only option is to hold down the power button.

Follow these key combos for a less risky reboot.

Hold Down Alt + SysRq and press R (raw keyboard mode) S (syncs disks) E (terminates all processes) I (kills the stragglers) U (read-only remount file-systems) B (reboots)

Give it lots of time to Sync the Disks and do it one more time after killing the processes to play it safe.

There she be. Careful, it’s a lot of fun.

Reboot System Even If Utterly Broken

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