Hard drive shutdown problem with FC2
Pedro Fernandes Macedo
webmaster at margo.bijoux.nom.br
Sun May 23 22:47:29 UTC 2004
On Sun, 2004-05-23 at 19:39, Rich Fearn wrote:
> Everything boots fine. The system works perfectly. However, when I reboot
> the machine, Fedora seems to be shutting down the hard drives in such a way
> as to make the IDE detection on the next next boot of the machine very slow.
> The BIOS takes a while to detect the IDE devices, and I can hear the smaller
> (IDE) hard drive begin spinning again. When it comes to detecting the SATA
> hard disk, this takes even longer. Eventually, the drives are deemed ready
> and the OS boots as normal. Fedora starts up without any problems and I can
> use the machine again.
> Has something in the shutdown sequence changed with Fedora Core 2? Does it
> shutdown the hard disks in a more "severe" way than FC1? Is there an option
> I can specify so that the IDE detection runs at "normal speed" on reboot?
This is expected. According to Alan Cox , the shutdown has been changed
to ensure that the cache of the disks was being flushed. He also
mentioned that some disks respond to the cache flush command by turning
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