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Subject: Re: intelligent shutdown?
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-07-19


Andreas Stemmer wrote:

> Hm... perhaps not a bad idea. We have perhaps one second from the
> button press to the shutoff. Has anybody tried if the parking
> mechanism of the heads is fast enough to do it in this short time?

On my recorder, it's less than a second.

> I guess a parking command each time the disk is spinning and the off
> button is pressed wouldn't hurt (the disk as well as usability).

There is no "parking command". The disk decides when to park the heads
or not. Besides, if the user decides to power off in the middle of a
disk update, we won't be able to interrupt the disk operation anyway.

Linus
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