[linux-lvm] drive-spindown

Heinz J . Mauelshagen mauelshagen at sistina.com
Wed Sep 25 04:35:46 UTC 2002


that could be either some regular access to extents residing on hdb
or a drive spin down flaw in the IDE driver in case "hdparm -S" went proper.

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 10:11:05AM +0200, Michael Frotscher wrote:
> Hello, all
> I'd like to have the drives of my LVM-system (SuSE 8.0) to spin down 
> when the volume is not used (it's a data-volume only, the system 
> resides somewhere else). The volume consists of one partition of hda 
> and drives hdb and hdc are completely dedicated to it.
> I tried to set a spindown-time in BIOS as well as hdparm -S, but 
> strangely only hdc powers down (checked that with hdparm -C). I don't 
> really expect hda to power down as the system resides on it, but hdb 
> obviously should. Does anyone have an idea why it doesn't? 
> -- 
> cheers,
> Michael
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