Re: Updating reboot's default
- Reply: Kyle Evans : "Re: Updating reboot's default"
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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:17:09 UTC
> 15 or 20 years ago, we talked about changing the default for reboot from > 'right now' to being safe shutdown. There were arguments made against it > due to tiny appliances and such. > > Time has past, and this oddity has persisted. It's time to revisit that > decision. > > I'd propose that we keep 'fastboot' and 'fasthalt' having the immediate > behavior. However, the 'reboot' command will switch from '-q' behavior to > '-r' behavior. > > I'll update the man page, etc to reflect these new defaults. Most of the > systems I've been on in the last 10-15 years have had some flavor of 'alias > reboot reboot -r' in their login scripts and/or made shell scripts that did > this. This will match what everybody else is doing, and will likely result > in less astonishment rather than more, even though it changes a > long-standing default behavior. > > Comments? > > Warner That isnt a reboot any more, that is a re-root, and I thought that re-root requires certain other things to be in place for it to work correctly, or perhaps I am mis-remebering that. Also doesnt this preserve a large amount of prior state? -- Rod Grimes email@example.com