Subject: Re: scsi hd sleep
To: Alexandre LaMotte <>
From: Adam Fritzler <>
List: port-pmax
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                            )