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SubjectRe: [Hdaps-devel] Re: Head parking (was: IBM HDAPS things are looking up)
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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 04:48, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 07 2005, Lenz Grimmer wrote:
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> > Hi,
> >
> > Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Great! Thanks for digging this up - it works on my T42, using a Fujitsu
> > MHT2080AH drive:
> >
> > lenz@metis:~/work/ibm_hdaps> sudo ./headpark /dev/hda
> > head parked
> >
> > Judging from the sound the drive makes, this is the same operation that
> > the windows tool performs.
>
> Very cool, I wasn't sure if this was a 'new' feature waiting to be
> implemented in drives or if ata7 just documented existing use in some
> drives.
>
> How long did the park take? Spec states it can take up to 500ms.
>
> > However, the head does not remain parked for a very long time,
> > especially if there is a lot of disk activity going on (I tested it by
> > running a "find /" in parallel). The head parks, but leaves the park
> > position immediately afterwards again. I guess now we need to find a way
> > to "nail" the head into the parking position for some time - otherwise
> > it may already be on its way back to the platter before the laptop hits
> > the ground...
>
> The head just remains parked until the next command is issued. This
> needs to be combined with some ide help, to freeze the queue. Perhaps
> some sysfs file so you could do
>
> # echo park > /sys/block/hda/device/head_state
>
> Or whatever, at least just exposing this possibility so that the drive
> internally can block future io until a 'resume' command is issued.
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