[ltp] RH7.1 on Thinkpad 240: HD doesn't go on standby...

Ralf Mehlan linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Wed, 3 Oct 2001 11:54:25 +0200


I am using RedHat 7.1 on a Thinkpad 240. I am trying to make the harddisk
spin down when on battery to maximize battery time. However, it never spins

I prevent starting the services anacron, crond, atd at boot time. When I
force "/sbin/hdparm -S1 /dev/hda6" it does spin down, but only to wake up
again after a few seconds (even if I am not doing anything).

Where can I see what process is continously accessing the disk? What do I
have to do to stop it? Something about bdflush?

Thanks for any help,


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