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RE: reboot is shutting down hard drives



Title: RE: reboot is shutting down hard drives

I believe its doing that to cause the hard drives to flush the on-drive write buffers.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. Scott Amort [mailto:jsamort shaw ca]
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 1:40 PM
> To: fedora-test-list redhat com
> Subject: reboot is shutting down hard drives
>
>
> Hi All,
>
> I noticed a strange thing after doing all the updates to my
> FC2T3 system
> (as of May 12), and running kernel 2.6.5-1.358.  When I do a system
> reboot, it actually powers down the hard drives (the message
> comes up as
> Shutting down hda, Shutting down hdb, etc.)  Then you can hear the
> drives spinning down as if the machine was powering off, but
> it reboots
> as expected.  It then takes 10-20 seconds or so for the
> drives to power
> up again before the boot process continues.  It is kind of
> annoying, and
> seems unnecessary.  Does anyone else experience this behavior?
>
> Best,
> Scott
>
>
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