|Why sync twice on shutdown?|
Nelson wonders why you sync twice on shutdown. I was told in a BSD kernels class run by Kirk McKusick once that the answer is because typing the second iteration gave the machine time to actually push the bits to disk. In other words, there was no good software reason.
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