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

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Tue Jul 19 21:05:03 EDT 2016

On Tue, 19 Jul 2016, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> 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

    I regularly use two on Xenix 3.2 on the Tandy 6000.  :-)

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