Subject: Re: scsi hd sleep
To: Alexandre LaMotte <email@example.com>
From: Adam Fritzler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/29/1998 14:57:05
At 03:47 PM 1/29/98 -0200, you wrote:
> What kind of drive are you using ? Isn't it whit spin up
>jumper setted to start at power up ?
> Check It.
I believe he meant power it down after it had powered up. Once it gets a
START UNIT, it stays STARTed. He (and I) need a way to give a STOP UNIT
after a certain length of idle time and automatically make sure the device
is ready when trying to read (ie, send a START UNIT before reading). This
would delay the initial access, but reduce drive wear from idle use. I'm
guessing this would take a kernel modification, much like the APM BIOS stuff
for the x86s (except without the BIOS).
( Adam Fritzler email@example.com )