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    SubjectRe: Another one for fixup-storage
       Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 23:16:24 +0900
    From: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
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    Robert Krawitz wrote:
    > Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:22:51 +0900
    > From: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
    >
    > Robert Krawitz wrote:
    > > This is for a Dell Inspiron E1705/9400. I'm using a non-OEM disk (a
    > > Hitachi 320 GB drive).
    > >
    > > Note that matching on "MP061" doesn't work -- it needs to be "MP061*"
    > > due to the way dmidecode seems to return the data (with a bunch of
    > > spaces after the tag). Hence I've attached the data rather than merely
    > >
    > > I've only had this thing a month or so and already had over 70,000
    > > unload cycles. Ick.
    >
    > Can you please attach the result of "smartctl -a" output?
    >
    > # smartctl -a /dev/sda
    > smartctl 5.39 2008-05-08 21:56 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build)
    > Copyright (C) 2002-8 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

    Thanks. And how much does the load cycle count increase per hour
    without any adustment?

    I didn't count it for a full hour (I put the workaround in place over
    a month ago); it looked like it was incrementing something between 2
    and 5 times per minute, as I recall.

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