Re: safe file systems

Raul Miller (
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 12:35:20 -0400

> I have in fact brought Linux up on one machine to prove the concept and
> demonstrate how nice it is to do system maintenance and software upgrades
> without bringing the machine down. Our problem is two fold, power isn't
> terribly reliable and the operators are NOT going to learn to shut down
> the computer before hitting the master power switch on friday afternoon.
> So the way it sits now, Linux is not a viable solution.

Put a ups on it, have linux shutdown if ups says power is off-line
for more than a couple seconds (just stick a script on the
serial port) and remove the power switch.