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SubjectRe: hdparm -Y hangup
> Hrm, OK thanks for the info. Perhaps it should be removed
> from hdparm or a (DANGEROUS) put beside the description
> until it's fixed.

The person to contact would be Mark Lord, the hdparm maintainer, (see the hdparm manual page for his E-Mail address).

> > Incidently, I think you mean:
> >
> > On RH7.3 (2.4.18-3) if I do:
> > $ hdparm -y /dev/hda
> > $ do stuff and disk spins up
> > $ hdparm -Y /dev/hda
> > $ everything hangs waiting for disk
> >
> > with a lower case y for the first example.
> No it seemed to wake up correctly the first time with -Y.

That *is* strange.

> As you say -y works always.

On the systems I have tried it, yes - I'm not saying it always works.

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