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SubjectRe: IBM HDAPS things are looking up (was: Re: [Hdaps-devel] Re: [ltp] IBM HDAPS Someone interested? (Accelerometer))
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Model: HTS548080M9AT00 (Hitachi)
Laptop: T42.

segfault:/home/spstarr# ./a /dev/hda
head parked

Seems to park, heard it click :)

Shawn.

On July 7, 2005 04:03, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04 2005, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 04 2005, Lenz Grimmer wrote:
> > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> > > Hash: SHA1
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > > It isn't too pretty to rely on such unreliable timing anyways. I'm
> > > > not too crazy about spinning the disk down either, it's useless wear
> > > > compared to just parking the head.
> > >
> > > Fully agreed, and that's the approach the IBM Windows driver seems to
> > > take - you just hear the disk park its head when the sensor kicks in
> > > (you can hear it) - the disk does not spin down when this happens.
> > >
> > > Could this be some reserved ATA command that only works with certain#
> > > drives?
> >
> > Perhaps the IDLE or IDLEIMMEDIATE commands imply a head parking, that
> > would make sense. As you say, you can hear a drive parking its head.
> > Here's a test case, it doesn't sound like it's parking the hard here.
>
> ATA7 defines a park maneuvre, I don't know how well supported it is yet
> though. You can test with this little app, if it says 'head parked' it
> works. If not, it has just idled the drive.
>
>
> #include <stdio.h>
> #include <unistd.h>
> #include <fcntl.h>
> #include <string.h>
> #include <sys/ioctl.h>
> #include <linux/hdreg.h>
>
> int main(int argc, char *argv[])
> {
> unsigned char buf[8];
> int fd;
>
> if (argc < 2) {
> printf("%s <dev>\n", argv[0]);
> return 1;
> }
>
> fd = open(argv[1], O_RDONLY);
> if (fd == -1) {
> perror("open");
> return 1;
> }
>
> memset(buf, 0, sizeof(buf));
> buf[0] = 0xe1;
> buf[1] = 0x44;
> buf[3] = 0x4c;
> buf[4] = 0x4e;
> buf[5] = 0x55;
>
> if (ioctl(fd, HDIO_DRIVE_TASK, buf)) {
> perror("ioctl");
> return 1;
> }
>
> if (buf[3] == 0xc4)
> printf("head parked\n");
> else
> printf("head not parked %x\n", buf[3]);
>
> close(fd);
> return 0;
> }
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