[ubuntu-studio-devel] PS: Green hard disk drives

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Aug 13 12:20:50 UTC 2015

Reported as bug #1484497:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1484497 [1]


[Wily] wakes up green drives without a valid reason


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
http://andrewmcconnell.photoshelter.com/gallery/G0000oLuiBLHIsmM this
"feature" should be removed from the defaults.

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


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