Am Freitag, 8. März 2013 schrieb Stan Hoeppner:
> If the techs are determined to hard cut power because they don't have
> the time or the knowledge to do a clean shutdown, it may be well worth
> your time/effort to write a script and teach the field techs to execute
> it, before flipping the master switch. Your simple script would run as
> root, or you'd need to do some sudo foo within, and would contain
> something like:
> #! /bin/sh
> echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
> echo "Ready for power down."
mount -o remount,ro /your/mount/point
One can at least try. Maybe some "service stop" commands before that.
But then, if using a script like this, why not just type "halt"?
Heck, Linux kernel / userspace / distro developers prepared safe shutdown
already, so why not use it?
On Debian Usually on Ctrl-Alt-Delete on a TTY get a shutdown:
# What to do when CTRL-ALT-DEL is pressed.
ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now
Then you plug a keyboard to the server and tell the local admins to just
press Ctrl-Alt-Del in order to shutdown the server instead of the power
But heck, even just pressing the power button for a short period of time
should work. In Debian it does. So you can just tip the power button.
So, I do see not much of a reason to not shutdown the server properly.
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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