Re: How to quickly detect the mode change of a hard disk?

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 13:39:05 EST

> I am currently doing a kernel module involves detecting/changing
> disk mode among STANDBY and ACTIVE/IDLE. I used ide_cmd_wait() to issue
> commands like WIN_IDLEIMMEDIATELY and WIN_STANDBYNOW1. The problem is, a
> drive in standby mode will automatically awake whenever a disk operation
> is requested and I need to know the mode change as soon as possible. (So I

AFAIK there's no nice way to get that info, but it is useful, so patch would
be welcome.
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