Subject: Re: test of new powerdown facility
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 06/10/1998 00:11:38
As Jason Thorpe wrote...
> On Tue, 9 Jun 1998 13:55:25 -0700
> Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 :-)
FWIW this is the approach Digital takes with it's drives.
> 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...
Not all drives 'listen' to the spindown command.
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