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

Brian L. Stuart blstuart at bellsouth.net
Tue Jul 19 21:14:11 EDT 2016

On Tue, 7/19/16, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>   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.

Admittedly, it's been over 30 years so my memory may be faulty, but
I seem to remember that in 6th Edition there wasn't a shutdown program
or script that unmounted the root file system.  As I recall, the documentation
specified that sync should be run before hitting the halt swtich on the 11.

>   I myself use two. =)
Me too


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