Re: Linux 2.6.6 "IDE cache-flush at shutdown fixes"

From: Rene Herman
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 16:17:03 EST

Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:

Rene, can you test these (incremental) patches?

+ if (drive->usage != 1)
+ return 0;

Only this one does not make a change.

- if (drive->usage != 1)
+ if (drive->usage != 1 || !drive->removable)

With this one, the cache flushing noise is no more, but still a problem unfortunately. With or without these patches, 2.6.6 powers down the drive during reboot. This is very annoying, seeing as how it immediately needs to spin up again for POST.

Thanks for now!

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