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Re: f8 gripe #3: infamous Load_Cycle_Count started hitting my laptop, FAQ?

Richard Hughes wrote:
On Tue, 2008-01-01 at 18:51 -0600, Douglas McClendon wrote:
Quite simply, what is the prescribed way for me to run 'hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda' upon resume from suspend and hibernate? (or a better solution than that).

Well, the standard solution is a pm-utils resume script, but why do you
need to run hdparm manually?

Ok, thanks. rpm -ql pm-utils is informative enough and I should have gotten there without help. I just saw /etc/pm/ and no obvious documentation.

But the basic issue may still be relevant, which is that I don't really know why I need to run hdparm manually. And back when I read all the ubuntu stuff relating to the issue, I ignored it after happily noticing my F7 wasn't affected (smartctl -i -a /dev/sda | grep -i cycle).

Now that I hit it with F8, I notice it is so annoying that a single 'hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda' in rc.local isn't sufficient, because when I resume from hibernate/suspend, it starts incrementing relatively rapidly again.

Basically I'm hoping to get some authoritative solution, but frankly I don't mind at all just disabling power saving on the drive at all (for the near future).

Maybe it's an issue of tweaking the drive to retain pm settings over powercycle, but thats something I've never had to do or think about before, and don't really want to start now. Unless someone says that is the obvious best answer.

I just don't want to think about. Someone please tell me how to just make it stop killing my drive, or why I'm misinterpreting something.

(sony vaio vgn-n250e)



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