Bug#220898: ITP: scsi-idle -- asdf
* Joey Hess [Sun, Nov 16 2003, 08:55:15PM]:
> > I picked it up from the 2.4.19 version, fixed the tools to compile with
> > gcc-3.2 and plan to package it with the following description:
> > Package: scsi-idle
> > Description: turn off SCSI disks when idle
> > This package contains small programs to start and stop SCSI disks and a
> > daemon that spins down drives when idle. Optional kernel patch which
> > spins up SCSI-disks when they are accessed is provided by the
> > kernel-patch-scsi-idle package.
> Can't noflushd do the same thing? IIRC it also needs a kernel patch for
> scsi support, but of course it also handles ide drives.
It currently cannot. As you stated, it may become support, the source of
noflushd contains a forked version of scsi-idle (scsi-startstop and the
patch) but completely outdated. Someone should review the whole thing
and merge the updates in scsi-idle into noflushd source.
I will contact the maintainer later and/or try to do this, but currently
scsi-idle works for me[tm] and the package provides working kernel
Es hört doch jeder nur, was er versteht.
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