Re: Journaling: Surviving or allowing unclean shutdown?

Chris Wedgwood (
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 07:23:50 +1300

On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 06:15:26PM +0000, Mo McKinlay wrote:

Indeed - but unplugging your VCR from the wall won't harm it.

I disagree -- I have experience to the contrary.

Powering down a VCR whilst recording can damage the tape or even
worse have the tap get jammed in the video. I have also had a TV die
because it was unpowered from the mains without being switched off

Sure, these things don't always happen -- but they sometimes do. I
would argue things like VCRs and TVs are just more tolerant than more
complex systems -- not immune.

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