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Re: SCSI Disk Errors With Cron

On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 07:23:04PM -0500, Webmaster wrote:
> on 3/19/01 11:53 AM, peter@llama.nslug.ns.ca wrote:
> > Does your system spin down its disks?  Maybe the drive doesn't wake up fast
> > enough for the kernel?
> That's always a possibility...  How would I combat that?  Is there a way to
> have it spin up the disks before starting the log rotations?

 Install scsitools.  I think there's a prog in there.
 Also, hdparm can set the spindown timeout for IDE drives, and might know
how to do it for SCSI as well.

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Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

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