Kill the power faster than poweroff?

Ariel Sabiguero asabigue at
Thu Sep 11 07:04:18 EDT 2003

David Mathog wrote:

>However it doesn't do so cleanly, neither
>  % sync ; poweroff -f
>In both cases there were inodes to fix and the disks were
>rescanned on the next boot.  Which is fine - much easier
>to handle that sort of problem than fried hardware.
That depends on the data on disk. Sometimes it is cheaper to waste a CPU 
than to restore a highly complex DB.
Maybe a journaled filesystem (jfs,ext3,reiser) could help at this point 
to give your filesystem the coherence that might get lost due to the 

Good luck!


>David Mathog
>mathog at
>Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech

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