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

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 15:29:44 EST

> I note the drive is the same model here too, Rene.
> The question remains however, is our data in danger?

You have a disk with an active write back cache but that doesn't support
the flush-cache IDE command. That's obviously a bad combo ;)
The other fixes in 2.6.6 ought to make it a bit less dangerous than
before, eg the power off at shutdown WILL flush the cache.

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