9.1 Proposal: shutdown menu

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Wed Oct 22 15:15:28 EDT 2008

michael wrote:
 > 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.

since the first page of google hits is all about where to 
keep batteries and juvenile diseases, i need to ask you
for a link.  :-)

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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