5.4-STABLE corrupting fs on shutdown -p now?
killing at multiplay.co.uk
Tue May 3 05:39:48 PDT 2005
So sounds like this does need a bit of looking at. The key thing is
both reboot and halt always leave the machine FS in a good state
where as shutdown -p doesnt so is there something that -p skips?
Or is it simply the fact that it powers down?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Braniss" <danny at cs.huji.ac.il>
>> >> I have a "HDD Post Write Buffer" in the BIOS according to the MB manual
>> >> although the disks aren't connected to the MB controllers they are on RAID
>> >> 5 set off a PCI-X card. Will give it a go tomorrow ( drag the monitor
>> >> back to the rack ). Will this have any performance penalties? I could
>> >> just avoid using shutdown -p but it seems a bit dodgy what its doing.
>> >> If this machine where miles away without remote console it would have
>> >> caused major amounts of pain.
>> > Why would you use shutdown -p on a remote machine anyway. I could see
>> > possibly a shutdown -r but -p come on.
>> I use it regularly -- for remote boxes that are in someone else's
>> facility, I'd much rather I was the one who powered them off and told them
>> when they were ready to unplug than having them do it. Life is a bit
>> better with the advent of soft power via case power buttons, but still...
>> Robert N M Watson
> I _always_ use it, specialy when the box in question is headless, or via KVM,
> or im too lazy to get up and switch the power off :-)
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