[arch-general] harddisk suspending far to often

Calvin Morrison mutantturkey at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 19:49:06 EST 2012

On 6 December 2012 17:05, G. Schlisio <g.schlisio at dukun.de> wrote:

> Am 06.12.2012 21:07, schrieb Jonathan Steel:
>  On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 10:59:27AM +0100, G. Schlisio wrote:
>>> after updating my laptop today [0] (no testing enabled) i notice
>>>> that my harddisk keeps spinning down and up every 10 seconds or
>>>> so.
>>>> might this be related to the update or where can i stop this?
>>> somehow it resolved itself today. now hdd is running continuously again.
>> If it happens again, you can check this with:
>> hdparm -B /dev/sdx
>> If it's spinning down too often, try:
>> hdparm -B 254 /dev/sdx
>>  thank you for your advice.
> hdparm -B /device returns 254 to me now, thats quire expected, because now
> everything works fine.
> i wonder, how/whether it could have been altered yesterday.
> do programs like powertop touch those values?

If you are messing around with powertop, yes I think that could have been
it. Usually powertop can adjust hd settings

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