[svlug] Spinning down a SCSI disk

Karen Shaeffer shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Fri Jul 11 18:06:22 PDT 2008


On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 06:02:56PM -0700, norm at dad.org wrote:
> Karen Shaeffer <shaeffer at neuralscape.com> writes:
> >On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 02:13:59PM -0700, norm at dad.org wrote:
> >> Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> writes:
> >> >
> >> >Check out hdparm.
> >> >
> >> Thank you. But my reading of the hdparm page strong suggests that it only
> >> supports spin down for IDE drives.
> >
> >Hi,
> >http://sg.torque.net/sg/sdparm.html
> >Might do the trick.
> 
> This would seem to be exactly what I need.
> 
> My only problem is that I would have to run the program as root, and I don't
> know anything about how trustworthy that site is. Can somebody advise me?
> 
Hi Norm,
That site is completely trustworthy. He is a scsi layer kernel developer.

Thanks,
Karen
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 Karen Shaeffer
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