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In article <E166TZh-0004T8-00@the-village.bc.nu>,
Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
>> 2.4.13-ac will "flushing ide drives" on shutdown. This helped my laptop
>> from not '/dev/hdax no cleanly unmounted, checking' on startup. I'm sure
>> the system did not crash before that.
>
>You have a box with an IBM 20Gig 2.5" drive (just out of interest)
>
>> 2.4.15-pre6 does not have this code and now sometimes some filesystems
>> seem not to be clean anymore on startup...
>> Will the ide_notify_reboot be included in 2.4.15 final?
>
>Probably not - the taskfile/LBA48 code wants more testing first. I believe
>you can pick up the relevant patch from www.linux-ide.org however, thanks
>to Andre

As I posted here last week, it's trivial to put the IDE drives into
standby mode just before powerdown instead. It has the same effect
and it would take just a few lines of code.

The Debian /sbin/halt does this now just before it asks the kernel
to poweroff, and it fixes this problem just fine. It would be better
if the kernel did it though.

Mike.
--
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former" -- Albert Einstein.

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