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SubjectRe: Notebook disk spindown
On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Russell King wrote:

> Jamie Lokier writes:
> > With laptops, people are willing
> > to assume the RAM is reliable -- accidentally pulling the plug out won't
> > lose the data.
>
> But a buggy apm implementation and the battery running down can.
>
> (and I've seen my Thinkpad 380XD with RH's 2.2.14-5.0 kernel and
> RH's apmd run itself dead. Kill apmd and it'll do the right thing
> and suspend, then hibernate. And no, I haven't even attempted to
> debugg it yet).

Russell,

You know that it would take me 25 minutes or less to fix the code if I had
a full native taskfile. This would allow a (void *)(void) to be set in
kernel apmd and have all the drive data and callouts.

But that is not doable until 2.5, sorry.

Cheers,

Andre Hedrick
The Linux ATA/IDE guy

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