Hot-swap SATA and atacontrol

Julian Elischer julian at elischer.org
Wed Aug 3 19:47:45 GMT 2005



sthaug at nethelp.no wrote:

>>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.
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>Also, with softupdates you are *not* necessarily certain that all buffers
>have been flushed after three sync's.
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Kirk did say a long time ago that he thought 5 syncs might be enough
but I haven't heard him say that for a long time so he may have changed 
his mind :-)

>Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at nethelp.no
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