Kill the power faster than poweroff?

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Fri Sep 12 00:35:28 EDT 2003


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On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 06:03 am, Jakob Oestergaard wrote:

> Therefore, you had to *type* sync three times.  No cheap scripting
> tricks - the whole idea of the two last syncs is to get some delay
> before you actually power off.

This certainly used to be the case. It's just a handy habit and if it doesn't 
cost you anything then why not.

I know my 2.4.x Linux boxes show disk activity when I type sync, so it's 
certainly not worthless.

Chris
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 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Systems & Network Admin
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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