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[Bug 386555] High number of hard drive load cycles on notebooks
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  • Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 23:35:17 -0600 (MDT)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=386555

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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=386555#c29





--- Comment #29 from Tejun Heo <teheo@xxxxxxxxxx> 2008-05-18 23:35:16 MST ---
(In reply to comment #25 from roland kletzing)
this doesn`t only happen on notebooks but also with enterprise disks for
24/7hrs useage.

even worse - there are disks on the market which don`t let you tune the
timeouts with standard methods. you need to get a proprietary DOS *sigh* tool
to tune the unload interval - and WD support may give that to you - or not....

see these threads:
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120777293511872&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=121071269907588&w=2


Yeah, I recall the thread. I don't really think we can do something about it
tho. The only possible solution is to periodically issue commands to the drive
to keep its head from unloading. Yuk..


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