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Symbolics terminal emulator works lousy
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 87 13:53 EST
From: Daniel L. Weinreb <DLW@alderaan.scrc.symbolics.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 87 12:57 EST
From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>
Some of the blame can be put on Symbolics. When you reboot a Lispm, the
processes that are running are not killed cleanly, so they can't close
their connections. SI:HALT doesn't kill processes because you might
want to do a Continue from the FEP.
But that's exactly what would happen if you pressed the Halt button on
any computer system.
And that's why Unix has /etc/shutdown, which tells all the processes to
kill themselves, waits for it to happen, and then halts the processor.
There is no command that I know of
that does a clean shutdown.
If you do a :Reset Network before you halt, that will definitely close
everything on every network.
Reset Network is too big a hammer. Not only does it close everything,
but then it starts reinitializing, which means that it opens a
connection to the namespace server.