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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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