[Novalug] Shutdown question
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Jan 19 00:27:28 EST 2012
Good Point. To elaborate, the ACPI generates a 'Power Will Be Gone Soon'
Event and Init will invoke Shutdown based on the contents of
/etc/inittab or some upstart file.
On 1/18/2012 10:30 PM, Ed James wrote:
> 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.
> Ed James
> 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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