Subject: Re: reboot vs shutdown -r
To: None <>
From: David Holland <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/14/2006 17:40:41
 > > I wondered if reboot could be made "RAID safe" ?
 > Linux version of reboot does it. Reboot detects if it was called during a
 > normal reboot sequence. If it was not, it executes shutdown -r.
 > This is IMHO an ugly workaround. Maybe reboot and halt could be moved to
 > /libexec (out of the $PATH) so that people have to learn to use shutdown?

Isn't the right answer to have reboot instead of shutdown run

The traditional analogous behavior is posting SIGTERM to everything,
and that's done by reboot. If you don't want it, that's what reboot -q
is for...

   - David A. Holland /