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Old 07-14-2006, 10:44 AM   #1
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missing "syncing file systems.."


At every boot, I see "syncing file systems..."

However, prior to an unknown error condition where the system will not come up from a hard boot, the previous reboot was missing this statement: "syncing file systems.."

What does this statement mean, and what is it's relevance when it is missing?
 
Old 07-15-2006, 04:41 AM   #2
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Syncing file-systems means that the OS is trying to flush all buffers
to disk, clean-up open file-handles and the likes. If there's a kernel
oops or a "sudden death" this (possibly) won't happen.


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