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SubjectRe: Possible bug and question about ide_notify_reboot in drivers/ide/ide.c (2.4.19)
On Fri, 2002-09-13 at 16:19, Alex Davis wrote:
> --- Alan Cox <> 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


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