Subject: Re: test of new powerdown facility
To: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 06/10/1998 18:12:09
On Wed, 10 Jun 1998 18:12:18 -0700
"Erik E. Fair" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It worked - I compiled a new kernel, shut the previous one down to single
> user mode, unmounted everything (except root, of course), and halted with a
> power off (after sync'ing myself silly), and fsck found damage on / when
> the new kernel came up.
> I shut down the new kernel to single user, umounted everything, created a
> file, deleted the file, sync'd, and halt -p. No damage found on reboot.
> So, for at least the particular combination of a SPARC Classic (sun4m), and
> a Quantum 1080S, the SCSI SYNCHRONIZE CHACHE command at shutdown apparently
> had the desired result.
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