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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.6 IDE 19
> > For gods sake:
> >
> > 1. How is Win2000 going to work then?
> Because its standards compliant. It wasnt written by a half clued wannabe
> who has never read the manuals and can do nothing but call people who have
> a "liar". And a standards compliant implementation does all the right power
> management commands. Win 98 didnt quite get it right and you'll find one
> of the updates addresses IDE problems. Ironically fixing the same flush
> cache and shut down politely problem you plan to break in Linux

Windows 2000 doesn't even get this right 100% of the time either:;EN-US;q281672
(I've seen this bug corrupt data in real life -- it's not just
theoretical. The really unfortunate part is that Win2K also forces the
write cache on, even if you try to turn it off, due to another bug.)

AFAIK a fix for this is planned for Win2K Service Pack 3, and WinXP works
properly (in this regard anyway) out-of-the-box.

-Barry K. Nathan <>
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