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SubjectRe: Possible bug and question about ide_notify_reboot in drivers/ide/ide.c (2.4.19)
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> Second, why do we need to put the disks on standby before halting? I ask because putting
> the disks on standby puts my hard drives into a coma!! When I power up after a halt,

To make sure they have written back their caches, put themselves into
happy safe sleeping mode and are quiet.

> I have
> to go into the BIOS and force auto-detect to wake them back up. I've removed the "standby"
> code and things seem to be functioning normally. I have an Epox 8K7A motherboard with two
> Maxtor Hard drives (model 5T040H4).
>

Congratulations your BIOS sucks 8)

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