hdparm -B for netbooks

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Tue Feb 23 20:18:21 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 09:10:03PM +0100, Richard Zidlicky wrote:
> Hi,
> I have one of these netbooks that need "hdparm -B high_value" to avoid unhealthy
> frequent head parking. From some archived mails I had the impression that it was
> planned that gnome power manager and similar would take care of such issues - which
> does not appear to happen in my case.
> What is the state of this - is some package responsible for this or is it up to 
> the user to do it manualy?

We have no understanding of the problem, its cause or the possible 
harmful effects of changing the BIOS's settings automatically. These 
make it rather trickier to do much about the issue.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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