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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.6 "IDE cache-flush at shutdown fixes"
Pavel Machek <> wrote:
> > > It's a bit grubby, but we could easily add a fourth state to
> > > `system_state': split SYSTEM_SHUTDOWN into SYSTEM_REBOOT and SYSTEM_HALT.
> > > That would be a quite simple change.
> >
> > Like this. I checked all the SYSTEM_FOO users and none of them seem to
> > care about the shutdown state at present. Easy.
> Perhaps this should be parameter to device_shutdown? This is quite
> ugly.

Rather than a parameter to ->shutdown it would be better to add a new
->restart method to devices and IDE can implement one of those.

I don't know if it's worth the effort though. Is any other driver likely
to want to discriminate between reboot and shutdown?

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