Bug#178968: sysvinit: halt & poweroff harddrives always in standby mode

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Sat Dec 29 18:33:33 GMT 2018

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[2003-01-29 21:11] Fab <fab at autorivari.net>
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> Package: sysvinit
> Version: 2.84-2woody1
> Severity: normal
> I have a RAID controller SuperTrack SX6000 with 128Mb of cache.
> The '/etc/init.d/halt' file says:
>  # Don't shut down drives if we're using RAID.
>  hddown="-h"
> If i use 'halt -d -f -i -p' or 'poweroff -d -f -i -p' in this file, without
> '-h' it park and suspend all harddisks and don't flush correctly its cache.
> This ruin the ext2 and ext3

Dear submitter, it seems that issue was somehow related to drivers in
Linux. Can you reproduce issue now, with modern sysvinit and linux?

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