Kill the power faster than poweroff?

Dean Johnson dtj at
Thu Sep 11 13:21:30 EDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-11 at 11:53, David Mathog wrote:
> You're right, that brings it down quickly, which is what
> is needed here.  However it doesn't do so cleanly, neither
> does:
>   % 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.

Sounds like a good case for journalled filesystems. ;-)


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