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SubjectRe: SMART support for libata
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Mark Lord <liml@rtr.ca> writes:

> Greg Stark wrote:
> >
> > getting really hot so I put it to sleep with "hdparm -Y".
> > Now whenever smartd probes that drive my system freezes for a few seconds and
> > I get this in my syslog:
> > Jun 8 12:49:36 stark kernel: hda: status timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
> > Jun 8 12:49:36 stark kernel: Jun 8 12:49:36 stark kernel: ide: failed
> > opcode was: 0xe5
>
> That is normal and expected behaviour.
> A "sleeping" drive never responds to commands
> until woken with a reset.

I'm fine with errors and SMART failing to get any data.

It's the part about my entire computer freezing for 5-10s
that doesn't seem kosher to me.

> You should be using "-y" (standby) instead of "-Y" (sleep).

I'll try that. But that's not going to make it spin up when it gets a SMART
query is it?

--
greg

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