Issues with hard disks and spindown
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Jan 15 01:37:00 PST 2006
Garrett Cooper wrote:
> It appears that after my rearranging my case a bit that my hard
> drives are spinning up and down quite a bit (in particular one drive).
> After checking the temperature of the drives with my hand, it appears
> that everything is running quite smoothly, so there must be something
> else software-wise that's causing my system to near constantly poll
> the drives.
> For the sake of power and for the sake of my hard drives I have
> enabled apmd, which should be handling power management, but in fact
> isn't really doing the right thing I think.
> My computer is a desktop, so I realize that apm is used primarily
> for laptops. Is there any distinguishing point in FreeBSD that doesn't
> allow for this, or like Linux, by enabling apmd does it allow me to
> automatically suspend hard disks and how? I just want to save my
> hardware from undue abuse, either way and save some electricity while
> I'm at it :).
Nevermind. It turns out the scsi harddisk may be failing. So sad ;(...
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