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SubjectRe: Problem in IDE Disks cache handling in kernel 2.4.XX
> And by the way how are powered off the IDE drives ?
> Because a FLUSH CACHE or STANDY or SLEEP is MANDATORY before
> powering off the drive with cache enabled or you will enjoy lost
> data.

This was discussed on the list a few months ago:

I'm not sure it really got fully resolved, I had disks that would
spin down and then spin up again, because of the order that the
standby and flush cache commands were sent.

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