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

Till Maas wrote:
On Mi Januar 2 2008, Douglas McClendon wrote:

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

Do you know how to query the value that needs to be passed to hdparm -B to keep the current situation?

Ok, hdparm -I does get it, though perhaps in drive-specific way.

That would make it possible to store the value
when suspending/hiberanting and restore it when resuming/thawing.
But better would be imho, when the drive would not forget the setting in the first place, maybe this happens because of a change in the kernel.

Or maybe during the 2 days when I let vista live on the laptop between f7 and f8, it did something nasty, beyond downloading and installing 200+ updates despite explicit requests not to...

Thanks, I think I'm now armed with the tools I need to solve this. I'm just a bit curious that I haven't seen anyone else run into this, since it was such a brouhaha for a while there with ubuntu.


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