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SubjectRe: New ac patch???
In article <>,
Alan Cox <> 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 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.

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

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