Subject: Re: FS clean bit, is it reliable?
To: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: After 5 PM please slip brain through slot in door. <greywolf@defender.VAS.viewlogic.com>
Date: 11/03/1995 09:16:49
If the kernel were to keep track of something happening to init (perhaps
a "halt" should cause init to simply exit with status of 0?), once init
were to exit normally the kernel could then do the cleanup of that par-
ticular inode and do a few minor consistency checks before giving up the
ghost and going back to the monitor or the "Press any key to reboot..."
Greywolf's postulate #1:
If your OS and/or machine absolutely cannot autoboot without manual
intervention, it isn't worth jack.
-- from the notebooks of another heretic.