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Re: Spin down SCSI drives

Viktor Rosenfeld wrote:
> Hello list,
> recently there have been a couple of posts regarding power management
> and noise management.  It was mentioned, that hdparm is able to spin
> down drives.  Now, IIRC, hdparm is only good for IDE drives.  Is there a
> way to spin down SCSI drives as well?
Yes. noflushd 2.0 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/noflushd/) includes a
program in its contrib directory which will spin down a scsi disk. I
just tried to compile it and it 
seems like it is written for 2.0.x kernels, changing the line which
contains SCSI_DISK_MAJOR to SCSI_DISK0_MAJOR will allow it to compile on
a 2.2.x kernel.

Brian Murphy

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