[vcf-midatlantic] Museum Report 7/16 & 7/17

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jul 19 20:44:40 EDT 2016

On 07/19/2016 08:38 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> Yes! I got the login and password from Evan. Then Jonathan G. and
>>> David ?.
>>> helped me figure out the command to properly shutdown:
>>> sync;sync;sync;shutdown.
>>    These young whippersnappers just don't understand the value of a
>> triple-sync.  :-)
> The earliest machine I've worked with was the Unix PC with SRV2. I've
> not had to use anything more than dual sync (sync, sync, SOH).

  Actually none of us ever HAD to do anymore than zero syncs.  A final
sync() is done before the filesystem is umounted.  Doing a sync at all,
especially more than one, is nothing more than superstition.

  I myself use two. =)


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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