Subject: Re: i386 1.4Q hangs nonrandomly?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 01/30/2000 12:24:32
>Risk is actually fairly small.  Figure:
>1.  The system is in single-user mode, so nothing is actively writing.
>2.  We have sync'd.
>3.  We then write to the raw (uncached) disk device.
>4.  After a short delay, when the disk light is done flashing, we depower the

Agreed, risk is low, but here, isn't the Right Thing really to allow
the kernel to update its incore superblock and write that to disk?