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From: Daniel Pittman <>
Subject: Re: Linux Kernel 2.6.6 IDE shutdown problems.
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 13:09:08 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20040524024136.GB2502@zero>

On 24 May 2004, Tom Vier wrote:
> On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 06:25:51PM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> I would think that if the drive didn't properly flush cache on
>> shutdown that it might cause corruption. Feel free to tell me no
>> drive would bahave like that ;-)
> why not add a one or two second delay before? i doubt any drive holds
> its writeback that long.

This was the solution adopted by IBM, for their Thinkpad laptop line, in
a BIOS update last year.  My system now delays two seconds before
turning off, with the stated purpose "avoiding disk corruption"...


The English have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
        -- Malcom Bradbury, _Eating People is Wrong_

  reply	other threads:[~2004-05-24  3:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2004-05-15 12:20 Justin Piszcz
2004-05-15 13:06 ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2004-05-17 22:25   ` Bill Davidsen
2004-05-24  2:41     ` Tom Vier
2004-05-24  3:09       ` Daniel Pittman [this message]
2004-05-24 17:16       ` Eric D. Mudama
2004-05-25  9:05         ` Giuliano Pochini
2004-05-25 15:03           ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2004-05-26 10:21             ` Ian Stirling
2004-05-25 17:02           ` Eric D. Mudama
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2004-05-15 14:59 Justin Piszcz
2004-05-15 12:02 Justin Piszcz

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