firewire disk spindown and other questions

Nate Lawson nate at
Tue Aug 19 09:38:15 PDT 2003

On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Hidetoshi Shimokawa wrote:
> At Wed, 13 Aug 2003 21:58:14 -0700 (PDT),
> <kyriazis at> wrote:
> > One basic question that I have is:  Is it possible to set an
> > automatic spindown of my firewire drives?  I looked at the camcontrol
> > manpage, but it doesn't say anything interesting.
> freebsd-scsi should be the better place to ask this question.
> There might be a mode page to control the automatic spindown but
> I don't know.

I'm not aware of what settings there are for automatic spindown but you
could do it with camcontrol stop/start from userland if the drive supports
that command.


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