Re: Laptop mode causing writes to wrong sectors?

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 18:38:57 EST


> >Can you try some filesystem test while forcing disk spindowns via
> >hdparm?
> >
> >It may be bug in laptop mode, or a bug in ide (or something
> >related)... trying spindowns without laptopmode would be helpful.
> >
> I don't know if it would be helpful, but I run several servers with
> multiple drives, usually 4-5, some of which are in RAID and some aren't,
> and they all spin down and restart without problems many times a day.
> The kernel is 2.6.14.? with one patch to get my unsupported VIA IDE working.
> My laptop also has a spindown (five min from memory) and I have yet to
> have a problem with it. Don't know if any of that is "spindowns without
> laptopmode" in a useful sense.

Unless you can also reproduce the failure... no, probably does not help
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