Hi!No, that was really the point, even on multiple systems using spindown, I have no failures. I see four possible causes:
Can you try some filesystem test while forcing disk spindowns viaI 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.
It may be bug in laptop mode, or a bug in ide (or something
related)... trying spindowns without laptopmode would be helpful.
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