[ltp] [PATCH] 2.6.18: Unload disks heads before powering down

Shem Multinymous linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 24 Oct 2006 18:11:12 +0200

Hi Henrique,

On 9/29/06, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br> wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Sep 2006, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Here is a first version of the patch for 2.6.18.
> Here's an improved version.  It makes the kernel more verbose on what it is
> doing (you will get to know if it flushes caches, or spins down).  It also
> band-aid's the reboot issue: disks are not spun down on reboots anymore (at
> least not by the *kernel*, the ACPI DSDT or BIOS can still do whatever it
> wants).
> S3 tested, S4 untested, S5 tested, reboots tested (ata_piix). All other
> libata drivers are untested, but ata_piix is the only thing that you'd find
> in a ThinkPad, AFAIK.

What's the status of this patch? Should we be running it? Should it be
posted to linux-ide and/or ThinkWiki?