[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#577146: Bug#577146: Is halt the correct action?
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
hmh at debian.org
Fri May 20 02:32:28 UTC 2011
On Wed, 18 May 2011, Elliott Mitchell wrote:
> When looking at bug #577146, the thought comes to mind; is halt the
> correct action to do in case of power failure?
You will be without power soon, but you have no idea how soon. And you
don't have any idea for how long.
Yes, halt (with poweroff) is about the only thing you can do that is
even remotely safe. Fastpath shutdown would be safer, but we don't have
"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
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