still good idea to exit Linux properly with ReiserFS???
John H. Robinson, IV
jhriv at ucsd.edu
Thu Mar 14 13:58:26 PST 2002
On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 11:36:11AM -0800, Christian Seberino wrote:
> Does ReiserFS and journal feature mean I don't have
> to do /sbin/shutdown -h now when I want to turn off PC??
> Can I just violently turn the thing off now?
please don't do that.
all (most) journaling filesystems log is the meta data (this is true for
reiserfs) so while all the pointers are correct, the data may not be
what you expect.
powering down is like a seatbelt, even if you have airbags (journaling
filesystem) you still wear your seatbelt (powerdown properly)
yes, a journaling filesystem does result in a faster boot, because the
filesystem is correct.
the data could still be wrong.
but once, during your life, you must (this is a law, i've seen it
written down!) power off your system while doing a write, to prove to
yourself that your journaling filesystem works :)
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