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    SubjectRe: Reminder for feature libata spindown skipping and warning removal date Dec 2008
    Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
    > Hello Tejun,
    > What: libata spindown skipping and warning
    > When: Dec 2008
    > Why: Some halt(8) implementations synchronize caches for and spin
    > down libata disks because libata didn't use to spin down disk on
    > system halt (only synchronized caches).
    > Spin down on system halt is now implemented. sysfs node
    > /sys/class/scsi_disk/h:c:i:l/manage_start_stop is present if
    > spin down support is available.
    > Because issuing spin down command to an already spun down disk
    > makes some disks spin up just to spin down again, libata tracks
    > device spindown status to skip the extra spindown command and
    > warn about it.
    > This is to give userspace tools the time to get updated and will
    > be removed after userspace is reasonably updated.
    > Who: Tejun Heo <>
    > If you are facing any issue regarding feature removal kindly update the
    > "Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt" like what you are waiting
    > for.

    Thanks for the reminder. Just sent out patch to kill the feature. :-)


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