Subject: Re: test of new powerdown facility
To: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/10/1998 10:09:56
On Wed, 10 Jun 1998 00:11:38 +0200 (CEST)
Wilko Bulte <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I think I'd prefer to err on the safe side :-)
> FWIW this is the approach Digital takes with it's drives.
Ok... Well, at least there's a vendor precedent :-)
> > 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.
...and Curt's "man, that'd take a long time to reboot" comment, and the
other comment about how some won't spin up again until a power cycle
made me think it wasn't such a good idea :-)
I do have a change to the SCSI disk driver to perform a SYNCHRONIZE CACHE
on shutdown ... I'm waiting to hear back from Eric to see if it helps his
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