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SubjectRe: patch to put IDE drives in sleep-mode after an halt
"peter k." wrote:

> > I'm not going to comment on the idea, just the implementation. Eww.
> imho the idea is very good
> i was already wondering why the kernel doesnt spin down the hds when i
> shutdown...
> and its necessary because if you want to move your box the hd heads should
> be parked!
> - peter k.

Aren't all IDE drives built today auto-parking? Auto-parking became an
inherent feature in voice coil drives (stepper-motor drives weren't
auto-parking), and since all drives are voice coil drives, then they
should auto-park. But i've had problems with some hard drives that were
spinned down (when Win____ was shutdown).. if i reset the PC (instead
of turning it off), the hard drives wouldn't come back on so i'd have to
do a full shutdown of the machine.
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