[svlug] Spinning down a SCSI disk

norm@dad.org norm at dad.org
Sat Jul 12 16:24:28 PDT 2008

Karen Shaeffer <shaeffer at neuralscape.com> writes:


Seems to work fine. Thank you very much!

Of course I can't be really certain that the disks are not spinning, but the
first time I invoked

     sdparm --command=stop /dev/sdd

it used 25 seconds of real time, thereafter 0.025 seconds of real time. So I'm
guessing that the first time it waited for the disk to really slow down.

Again, thank you very much.

    Norman Shapiro
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    Palo Alto CA 94306-3109
    (650) 565-8215
    norm at dad.org

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