Maybe I am nuts, but you would think that a multi-user, multi-tasking
operating envirnoment like D3 would notify the console during a
shutdown/reboot process that there are users still connected to the
While I can think of several ways to solve this, I have always checked
to see if users are logged on or not before a shutdown or reboot.
This was true on with my PERTEC, AP/PRO, & PROPLUS systems.
Now however with CTL-ALT-DEL, D3/NT & Windows, everybody knows how to
reboot! Yes a warning is presented that the VME is shutting down -
but we know HOW The rebooter will answer this question! Maybe the
solution is to put the Windows machine in a locked closet.
I have also found that Shutdown will not only automatically disconnect
users, it will also automatically shutdown the OSFI servers.
Reboot is some better, it only automatically disconnects the users,
and then asks you if each OSFI server should be shutdown.
Doesn't it seem reasonable to me that a multi-user system should warn
the unsuspecting rebooter that they are going to drop a user or two?
Not really looking for an answer - just venting. I can tell you I
believe weird things can happen when a reboot/shutdown occurs when a
user is logged on. May tie into the recent threads on "end" versus
"exit" and whether the user is a serial or telnet user.
In any case be aware.