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From: Daniel Pittman <daniel@rimspace.net>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Linux Kernel 2.6.6 IDE shutdown problems.
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 13:09:08 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87fz9qseqz.fsf@enki.rimspace.net> (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"...

        Daniel

-- 
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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