Forcing HDD spindown

Tim Largy tim.largy at
Wed Nov 2 03:08:09 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 5:03 PM, Christopher Svanefalk
<christopher.svanefalk at> wrote:
> 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,
> Chris

I'm not sure if smartd would be set up to run on your system but rule that out.


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