hdparm -B for netbooks

Richard Zidlicky rz at linux-m68k.org
Tue Feb 23 20:34:54 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 08:18:21PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 09:10:03PM +0100, Richard Zidlicky wrote:
> > Hi,

> > 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.

it was my understanding that "hdparm -B" has nothing to do with the BIOS but changes 
the power management feature specific to the drive?


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