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acranox
August 4th, 2009, 04:45 AM
I've got a few values I'd like to set with hdparm to my disk. I can run the commands manually, and they work fine.
#hdparm -M 128 /dev/sda

However I've set /etc/hdparm.conf according to the man page, but the changes aren't being applied at boot.
For example I've added this to the file:


/dev/sda {
acoustic_management
spindown_time = 120
}

I did a little looking, and /etc/init.d/hdparm doesn't exist, it seems that it's supposed to be called from udev, and the files look okay.
/lib/udev/rules.d/85-hdparm.rules
/lib/udev/hdparm

But the settings aren't getting applied on boot. Any ideas?

--Peter

mikewhatever
August 5th, 2009, 07:39 AM
ls -l /etc/hdparm.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4793 2009-01-09 14:24 /etc/hdparm.conf

Here's mine, and it's not executable, which possibly explains why it is not run at boot.

acranox
August 9th, 2009, 07:20 AM
That doesn't really make any sense. conf files don't need the execute bit set, a program just reads in the values to determine what arguments to run with.