Hot-swap SATA and atacontrol

sthaug at sthaug at
Wed Aug 3 08:32:32 GMT 2005

> More seriously, I don't see the point in using sync(8) three times
> consecutively, except that's an indirect method to wait for the disk
> buffers to be flushed before powering down.  Please, correct me if I'm
> wrong.

Also, with softupdates you are *not* necessarily certain that all buffers
have been flushed after three sync's.

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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