Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: keep HDD spinning
Re: keep HDD spinning
From: Neon John <johngd_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 11:43:47 -0500
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.
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 10:49:54 +0100, Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
>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.
--- John De Armond johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/ Cleveland, Occupied TN _______________________________________________ http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockboxReceived on 2005-01-26