Re: Updating reboot's default

From: Florian Smeets <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 19:39:40 UTC
On 21.06.22 16:01, Warner Losh wrote:
> 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.

> Comments?

Yes, please!

I've been in the camp that reboot should be 'shutdown -r now' for a very 
long time.

If you look at this twitter thread from about a year ago, there are a 
couple of experienced FreeBSD users and committers in there that didn't 
know the difference.

Personally I've had to restore databases more than once because someone 
used reboot and the database was thoroughly corrupted and couldn't 
recover on its own.