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SubjectRe: [smartmontools-support] inactive SATA drives won't stay in standby or sleep, PATA models did. (fwd)
Linda Walsh wrote:
> Tejun Heo wrote:
>> Linda Walsh wrote:
>>> Controller is a Promise TX4/300
>>> Yeap. After the drive goes offline, does unplugging and replugging
>>> the power cable to the harddrive makes it come back?
> ----
> No. It hangs the computer. about 2-3 seconds after plugging the
> drives back in. Did it twice to verify it wasn't a fluke. Verified
> drives removed from /dev, then
> plugged them back in -- was able to do about 1-2 ls commands on /dev, then
> keyboard goes dead.
> First time I tried unplugging the power cables and replugging --
> that hung...
> 2nd time tried unplugging a sata cable and replugging -- that hung too.

Ah.. okay, so the controller went bonkers then. Any chance you can
shell out ~15 bucks and try a sil SATA controller?

> Hopefully you won't need any more tests of this exact nature...? :-)

Wasn't it fun and empowering? :-P


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