Subject: Re: test of new powerdown facility
To: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/09/1998 14:03:51
On Tue, 9 Jun 1998 13:55:25 -0700
Matthew Jacob <email@example.com> wrote:
> I still want to know why we would do this if disks aren't set
> to cache data?
I think the question is "Can it hurt?" If the drive isn't set to writeback,
then there won't be any remaining blocks to sync, which is not an error.
I think I'd prefer to err on the safe side :-)
I think Gordon's "spin down" idea is good, too... once the sync operation
is complete, maybe spinning down the disk isn't such a bad idea, too...
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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