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SubjectRe: [PATCH (v2)] scsi: sd: add parameter to stop disks before reboot
On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 07:32:51PM +0100, Simon Arlott wrote:
> I need to use "reboot=p" on my desktop because one of the PCIe devices
> does not appear after a warm boot. This results in a very cold boot
> because the BIOS turns the PSU off and on.
> The scsi sd shutdown process does not send a stop command to disks
> before the reboot happens (stop commands are only sent for a shutdown).
> The result is that all of my SSDs experience a sudden power loss on
> every reboot, which is undesirable behaviour because it could cause data
> to be corrupted. These events are recorded in the SMART attributes.
> Add a "stop_before_reboot" module parameter that can be used to control
> the shutdown behaviour of disks before a reboot. The default will be
> the existing behaviour (disks are not stopped).
> sd_mod.stop_before_reboot=<integer>
> 0 = disabled (default)
> 1 = enabled
> The behaviour on shutdown is unchanged: all disks are unconditionally
> stopped.

What happened to the suggestion to treat reboot=p like a poweroff
instead? That seems to be fundamentally the right thing to do.

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