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Re: Faster shutdown and the ubuntu "multiuser" update-rc.d extention

Robert Collins <robertc@robertcollins.net> writes:
> On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 00:29 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:

>> Some packages actually do need to shut down cleanly; in the case of a
>> database, for example, such a change could cause data loss.

> Surely no more than a hard power failure(*), which databases (even such
> lightweight ones as sqlite) are designed to handle.

You can still lose data transactions that weren't complete, and you may
have to go through an extended consistency check when the system comes
back up.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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