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SubjectRe: Possible bug and question about ide_notify_reboot in 2.4.19
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On Sat, 2002-09-14 at 19:28, Alex Davis wrote:
> >Putting the drive in stand-by mode has the side effect of flushing
> >the cache.
> Maxtor's tech support says this is NOT true.

Hint 1. Other people make disks too
Hint 2. The guys who did the code include a member of the standards
committee.


> Ok how about this: I'm current testing some patches against
> ide.c and friends. Why don't I just add ( and document ) a
> define called NO_STANDBY_ON_SHUTDOWN which would live in
> ide.c. By default it would not be defined. Then I just wrap
> the standby code in an '#ifndef NO_STANDBY_ON_SHUTDOWN..#endif'
> block.

Unless Andre agrees the change is required in the new IDE they won't be
going in.

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