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SubjectRe: IDE Patch (fwd)
> which I run on my laptop because it is the latest kernel
> that flushes the ide-drive writecache at shutdown.
> Before that I had regular filesystem corruptions...

For certain laptops with IBM 2.5" drives its basically
mandatory. Any laptops that needed the Win98 update (or were shipped with
the win98 update) for this.

Current sysvinit/initscripts has a sort of unreliable workaround for this,
which doesn't always help.
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