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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jul 19 21:47:50 EDT 2016

On 07/19/2016 09:10 PM, Bill Sudbrink via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> Originally, if I recall correctly, it was:
>>> sync
>>> sync
>>> sync
>>> halt
>>> Yea, later on, all that fancy "shutdown -h" really made the
>>> sync's unnecessary.
>>   The syncs were never actually necessary.
> Hate to argue with you, but in BSD, "back in the old days" I think "halt"
> was "right now", no cleanup, no dirty writes, just a little better than
> yanking the cord out of the wall.

  Perhaps I am remembering a shutdown script?  But I've always done
"sync;sync;halt", and I distinctly remember a buffer flush in the halt


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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