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SubjectRe: Possible bug and question about ide_notify_reboot in drivers/ide/ide.c (2.4.19)
>> Second, why do we need to put the disks on standby before halting? I ask because putting
>To make the broken ones flush their caches...

The cleanup() function in ide-disk.c will flush the write cache. Also, would
someone please point me to some documentation that states the cache is flushed
when the disk is put in standby: when I called Maxtor about this, they said that
the cache is NOT flushed. BTW, if your disk is so broken as to require being put
in standby mode to flush its write cache, then you are at great risk for data
corruption.

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