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Subject: Re: keep HDD spinning

Re: keep HDD spinning

From: Neon John <johngd_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-01-26

Linus,

There is a Linux utility called "hdparm" that, among other things, does
just that. I use it on my system to keep all my drive spun down after 5
minutes of idleness. You might grab a copy of the sources and see how
they do it.

John

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 10:49:54 +0100, Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus@haxx.se>
wrote:

>Ivo Burkart wrote:
>> I don't really honw about IDE, but isn't there a register in the HDD, wich
>> contains the spindown-time. Couldn't Rockbox set this timer in the
>> USB-connect event just before going to the USB-Screen?
>
>As a matter of fact we do. However, there are many ways of doing it, and
>the current way isn't the best solution. Someone with some time to spare
>should have a look at it.
>
>My idea is to set the powersave mode instead of calling ATA_STANDBY.
>
>Linus
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John De Armond
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Cleveland, Occupied TN
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