[Novalug] Shutdown question
edward.james at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 22:30:41 EST 2012
These days, some machines, when you hold down the power switch
long enough, the machine does a clean shutdown process, so it's not
a matter of journalling or messed up file systems.
On 1/18/12, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd <JECottrell3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On 1/13/2012 2:06 PM, Mark A. Metz wrote:
>> When that happens to me I hold down the power button until the machine
>> shuts down. I haven't seen any ill effects from doing it.
> You must be a youngster, or at least new to Linux. In the Old Days you
> stood a good chance of Losing Data..at the very least buying yourself an
> unwanted fsck because the filesystem hadn't been unmounted cleanly.
> These days, Journals probably Save Your Bacon.
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