[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#348172: halt: please spin down SATA disks as well

Sebastian Reichelt SebastianR at gmx.de
Sun Jan 15 12:52:49 UTC 2006

Package: sysvinit
Version: 2.86.ds1-6
Severity: wishlist
File: /sbin/halt

Currently, halt -h only spins down IDE disks. When turning off my laptop, which
has an SATA disk, I could hear quite a loud clicking noise, similar to the
noise described in bug #157355 followup 10. After I modified /sbin/halt to spin
down the disk, shutdown has become much more silent.

Since the ioctl used to spin down IDE disks is also supported for SATA disks,
I think it is just a matter of enumerating these disks. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (200, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15sreichelt
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages sysvinit depends on:
ii  coreutils                     5.93-5     The GNU core utilities
ii  initscripts                   2.86.ds1-6 Standard scripts needed for bootin
ii  libc6                         2.3.5-9    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libselinux1                   1.26-1     SELinux shared libraries
ii  libsepol1                     1.10-1     Security Enhanced Linux policy lib
ii  sysv-rc                       2.86.ds1-6 Standard boot mechanism using syml

sysvinit recommends no packages.

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