What can I do to configure a Linux (Debian Lenny) machine so I can simply switch it off and on at the wall, and never bother cleanly shutting it down ever..
This filesystems are all ext3 and the hard disk write buffers are enabled (IDE disk). I also have "barrier=1" as an additional mount option which I believe is enough to keep the filesystems from corrupting. Are there other services / lock files / etc that need tweaked to make this possible?
This is a headless home server mainly acting as NAS and running a few other trivial services. It'd be great to instantly power it off at night by flipping the power at the wall.