[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Please test the libata-fixes branch

Kel Modderman kel at otaku42.de
Wed Jun 27 11:35:46 UTC 2007

Hi hmh,

The patch from r1054 that did global inhibition of -h halt option when 
`ls -1 /sys/class/scsi_disk/*/manage_start_stop' was true seems like an easy 
way out, but not a foolproof solution. That may not be true in all cases: one 
disk may have libata management of write flush and spindown, while another 
disk in the same system could conceivably not have that support.

Tejun Heo hinted[0] that a suse developer, Werner Fink, was working[1] on a 
more substantial effort to update hddown.c logic, providing per disk device 
decision on whether or not to give standby signal and cause flush of 
write-cache or not based on sysfs detection of attached disk devices.

Attached is diff against the libata branch of pkg-sysvinit that adds Werner's 
last patch[2]. I thought it was at least worth a go on my own hardware, if 
only for my own curiosity's sake. Seems to do what it advertises too.

Thanks, Kel.

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