hdparm ignoring spindown_time in config when called with by-id symlink
- Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2019 20:39:13 +0100
- From: Andrea Borgia <andrea@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: hdparm ignoring spindown_time in config when called with by-id symlink
My PC has two disks, a NVME for Debian/testing and an old 2.5 drive for
an OS that shall remain nameless :)
Since the 2.5 disc isn't at all used by Linux, I figured I might as well
set a very aggressive spindown time of, say, 30s and I wrote this in
apm = 1
spindown_time = 6
To check whether the entry was applied, first I manually set the
spindown to 1 unit, that is 5s, woke the drive up with cfdisk, confirmed
it was active with hdparm -C, waited 5s, confirmed it was in standby.
So if the drive sleeps just 5s I'll know the change was ignored.
Then I tried checking whether hdparm would work when run via udev, with
the following command:
/lib/udev/hdparm >> /tmp/hdparm.log 2>&1
(suggestion taken from:
setting Advanced Power Management level to 0xfe (254)
APM_level = 254
More importantly, the drive is still on 5s spindown.
I've tried with the apm option and without, no changes.
I've manually verified the by-id link, checks out.
However, if I invoke the udev script with /dev/sdb, the output confirms
it is working:
setting Advanced Power Management level to 0x01 (1)
setting standby to 6 (30 seconds)
APM_level = 1
Now, the questions:
1) am I wrong in using the by-id link to achieve a stable configuration?
2) am I wrong in testing with the symlink instead of the real device name?
3) if not, should I file a bug on hdparm?
Other relevant bugs:
#725884: in my case, running hdparm manually works just fine, it's the
udev script that seems to fail somehow
#795025: my drive does not return any error when hdparm is run with