9.1 Proposal: shutdown menu

Michael Stone michael at laptop.org
Wed Oct 22 15:05:23 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:54:52AM -0400, pgf at laptop.org wrote:
>this feature has been discussed on the list(s) earlier, but i'm not
>sure of its status.  i'd like to make sure it gets on the table.
>(and it just came up in dan's ethiopian report.)
>currently it is much easier to "crash" the laptop (by holding the
>power button down) than it is to shut it down cleanly.  while the
>journalled filesystem (currently) can recover from this on the
>next boot, application writes in progress might not.

(for the record)

I'd be much more interested in proposals for how (socially) to get more
activities using ACID storage.


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