Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/17/2001 01:41:15
On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 15:44:58 -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 00:51:51 (-0700), John Nemeth wrote: ]
> > Thank you. It's always nice to see requested changes made. I
> > know certain people see no need for this (and will probably consider it
> > bad);
> It would be very very bad if it were not optional (and off by default).
> > It is unacceptable for any program to stop the system from
> > shutting down cleanly.
> Indeed -- just at is it totally unacceptable for the system to prevent
> any program from shutting down cleanly.
E.g. a database in the middle of a big transaction going on. You
really want for this transaction to complete (taking few minutes),
rather than be woken up in the middle of the night because you DB is
screwed beyond reparing and you have to restore it from backups
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