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Re: kernel 2.2.18pre17-ben1 issues



Michael Schmitz wrote:
> 
> > > > This for sleep on Core99 machines.
> > > > hdparm -f -S 1 -Y /dev/hda
> > >
> > > Known problem, this is the 'powerdown immediately, no questions asked'
> > > command. If the machine recovers from the IDE resets, what's your problem?
> >
> > Hum, just that this is a bit scary... If that's harmless, OK.
> 
> It's harmless, and the only way to activate the disk after a powerdown.
> 
<snip>

> Well, it's mentioned in README.Debian as add-on feature, and the comment
> in /etc/power/pwrctl explains that it's basically a 'hope-for-the-best'
> strategy. I could add 'ignore IDE reset messages on wakeup' but who would
> ever read that documentation? By disabling the feature, essentially no

I did read it ! I wouldn't have bogged anybody if that was in the
docs... I've got drive "SeekError" on my DVD drive, when it's not really
ready, but  I know that this is harmless. I was scared of the "lost
interrupt" thinking that some stuff still in the DMA cache could be
lost.

> functionality is lost, users aren't confused, and I don't need to answer
> 'this is a known problem, read the docs and ignore'. Everyone wins.
> 
>         Michael

Thanks for your help

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