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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.2.18pre21 ide-disk.c for OB800
On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Wrong method.
> >
> > APMD has to have the ablity to remember the state.
> > Spindown is basically a power reset to the drive.
>
> Wrong answer, apmd if its swapped out doesnt get back in on some drives

Okay then are you wanting me to create a struct or bit mask to carry the
the device settings/mode that is set before an APM/ACPI event happens.

Regardless that the answer is wrong, somebody/thing has to keep a copy of
the device settings, and the case of swapout they get nuked. Thus a
reprobe must happen. yes/no?

Andre Hedrick
Linux ATA Development

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