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SubjectRe: patch to put IDE drives in sleep-mode after an halt
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> On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 12:03:49PM +0100, Rodrigo Ventura wrote:
> > I am submitting a patch to kernel/sys.c that walks through all
> > IDE drives (#ifdef CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDE, of course), and issues a
> > "sleep" command (as code in hdparam) to each one of them right before
> > the kernel halts. Here goes the diff:
>
> I'm not going to comment on the idea, just the implementation. Eww.

imho the idea is very good
i was already wondering why the kernel doesnt spin down the hds when i
shutdown...
and its necessary because if you want to move your box the hd heads should
be parked!

- peter k.


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