How to file a bug against an unknown package? - Was: Green hard disk drives

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu Aug 13 13:03:34 UTC 2015

Any ideas how to file a bug against unknown buggy software, or perhaps
a bad unknown Ubuntu specific configuration?

A bug report is useless, since I don't know what package does cause the


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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:26:25 -0000
From: Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot <1484497 at>
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Subject: [Bug 1484497] Re: [Wily] wakes up green drives without a valid

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  [Wily] wakes up green drives without a valid reason

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Bug description:

  a minimalist Wily server install, around 4.5 GiB small does cause
  endless spin downs and spin ups, so that green drives get damaged. I
  maintain an around 37.5 GiB large Arch Linux install, quasi using the
  same software used by the Wily install and in addition a little bit
  more software, which isn't used by the Wily install. For Arch Linux I
  don't experience this issue. I expect the same for an Ubuntu install.

  I'm already hunting the culprit, see
  but run out of ideas.

  The claim the install is 2 GiB small is a typo, the backup archive is
  of that size.

  However, assumed Ubuntu won't contribute to this
  "feature" should be removed from the defaults.

  $ lsb_release -rd
  Description:	Ubuntu Wily Werewolf (development branch)
  Release:	15.10


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