Forcing HDD spindown
jb.1234abcd at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 21:39:59 UTC 2011
Christopher Svanefalk <christopher.svanefalk <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Dear all,
> one problem I have on my system is the frequency with which the kernel winds
up the HDD. It is hot almost constantly, and never seems to power down. Is there
anything I can do (aside from deactivating updatedb and the like) in order to
force the system to a minimal use of the HDD?
> Thanks in advance,
Take it seriously.
If it is "hot almost constantly" you should take a closer look at processes run
over some longer period of time (top, iotop, ...; you can run them as a cron
job and collect data as well).
- System-Preferences-Power Management
- man hdparm
# hdparm -I /dev/sd?
- $ yum info hddtemp
- Gogle search: linux hard disk temperature
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