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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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    On Fri, 2002-09-13 at 16:19, Alex Davis wrote:
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    > --- Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
    > > To make sure they have written back their caches...
    >
    > This is redundant, since cleanup() flushes the write cache. Also, I spoke to a
    > Maxtor tech support person and he said that putting the drives in standby mode
    > does NOT flush the write cache.

    Whether we should be putting drives in Standby is an Andre question I
    think. One dodgy bios isnt a good reason to change it


    > Yet another thing: you are flushing the cache,
    > by calling cleanup(), AFTER you put the disks to sleep. I think that's backward.

    That would be a bug, but the 2.4.19 IDE code isnt my problem

    Alan

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