Subject: Re: atactl and disk spindown
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Thilo Manske <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
Date: 05/05/1999 23:35:55
> >What is the approved method of turning off the ide/ata disk spindown
> >via atactl? I've had the following in my /etc/apm/line file for a
> >while, but it appears my disk still spins down every ~10 minutes or so
> >only to spin up again within a few seconds.
> > atactl wd0 setidle 0
> >Should I be setting the idle time to some very large number instead?
Err, have you tried
atactl wd0 setstandby 0
as well? I'm not sure how the IDE/ATAPI-power saving model works, so I set
both timers to 0 to disable any automatic power down.
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