Subject: Re: test of new powerdown facility
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From: None <gwr@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: 06/10/1998 13:37:40
> From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 10:09:56 -0700
> > > 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 :-)
It might not have been clear from my short suggestion, but
I did not mean to suggest a SCSI STOP in any circumstance
OTHER than "we are about to power off." In that case, any
reboot or subsequent spin-up issues are irrelevant.
Anyway, sounds like SYNCHRONIZE CACHE is sufficient, and
would be safe to do at every shutdown (not just power-off).