[PATCH] Shutdown cooloff feature
Pegasus Mc Cleaft
ken at mthelicon.com
Tue Sep 29 15:04:47 UTC 2009
> I could be convinced by an argument that reboot and shutdown -r should be
> same, and that both should talk to init, which should perform the reboot
> system call. Since init is what runs rc.shutdown, and it already knows if
> it's in multiuser mode (since it defines multiuser mode), it should be
> able to
> DRT. My belief is that most people who type in "reboot" do so thinking it
> means the same thing as "shutdown -r ".
> Robert N M Watson
> Computer Laboratory
> University of Cambridge
I have always used "reboot" to be the nasty "Just pop the reset button"
kind of shutdown. I have a system that hystorically locks up after BSD does
a proper shutdown/reboot and when I am working remotely, after doing many
sync's I call "reboot -nq" (it seems to like that :> ). I suppose in my mind
I have always thought of the reboot command as being a sledge hammer where
"shutdown -r" was the polite version. I wouldent want to loose the
brute-force power of "reboot".
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