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Re: Spin down SCSI drives

Brian Murphy wrote:

> Viktor Rosenfeld wrote:
> >
> > 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.

Note that the scsitools package contains a scsi-spin tool, which allows you to spin
drives up and down manually. Also, it contains a scsi-idle tool, which I have never
used though, so I cannot tell you anything about it.


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