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Re: laptop hard disk etiquette



Here's a link to more related stuff that should probably go on a bug
report:

http://www.linux-hero.com/rant/explanation-ubuntu-hard-drive-wear-and-tear

On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 14:26 +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> There is a bit of buzz at the moment about
> ubuntu affecting laptop hard drives reliability:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpi-support/+bug/59695
> 
> If I run the following on my F7 laptop while it's plugged in:
> 
>     while true; do
>         smartctl -A /dev/sda |
>         grep -F Load_Cycle_Count |
>         tr -s ' ' | cut -d ' ' -f 2,10
>         sleep 10
>     done
> 
> I get:
> 
>     Load_Cycle_Count 351489
>     Load_Cycle_Count 351491
>     Load_Cycle_Count 351493
>     Load_Cycle_Count 351495
>     Load_Cycle_Count 351498
> 
> Which is about once every 4 seconds or so.
> As mentioned in the bug report I can turn this
> off by doing `hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda`
> 
> Should anything be changed for the F8 release?
> 
> cheers,
> Pádraig.
> 
> 


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