Subject: Re: a problem about 'shutdown'?
To: Rui-Xiang Guo <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/19/1999 23:11:42
Rui-Xiang Guo wrote:

> hi,
> I use 1.4D/i386. When I tried to reboot my system, I typed
> 'shutdown -r now' then it printed "syncing disk 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 give up".
> After the system rebooting, it will run 'fsck' automatically.
> If I type 'reboot' instead of 'shutdown -r now', it will have no such
> problem. And 'shutdown' under 1.4 release works fine.
> Is this a bug of 'shutdown' under 1.4D? Or I do something wrong?

This is a known problem, but no fix is availble at this time...  You
aren't doing anything wrong.