Bug 521700

Summary: when yum update installs a new kernel, an entirely unused hard disk spins up
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Peter Backes <rtc>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 11CC: itamar, kernel-maint, tcpip4000
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Description Peter Backes 2009-09-07 19:54:37 UTC
Description of problem:
When I run yum update, and some new kernel package has been released, and yum installs it, then my /dev/sdb disk, which does not contain any mounted file system and which is not used in any other way, and which I spun down with hdparm -y /dev/sdb after boot, wakes up. All used data is on /dev/sda.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm using kernel-PAE, and it has always been that wrong way. Currently, I have the following kernels installed:

kernel-PAE-2.6.29.6-217.2.16.fc11.i686
kernel-PAE-2.6.30.5-32.fc11.i686
kernel-PAE-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i686

All of their scriptlets have shown the issue.

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum update when a new kernel comes out
2. ask it to install the new kernel
  
Actual results:
/dev/sdb spins up

Expected results:
/dev/sdb stays asleep.

Additional info:
may be a dependency of bug #454582

Comment 1 Juan P. Daza P. 2009-12-06 17:42:22 UTC
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. Updates to this package have been released since it was first reported. If you have time to update the package and re-test, please do so and report the results here. You can obtain the updated package by typing 'yum update yum' or using the graphical updater, Software Update.

If still happening please add the dependency to bug #454582 (depends on), in a possible way of course to solved this bug.

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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 10:13:15 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 14:31:38 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 4 Peter Backes 2017-06-08 19:54:06 UTC
(In reply to Juan P. Daza P. from comment #1)
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. Updates to this package
> have been released since it was first reported. If you have time to update
> the package and re-test, please do so and report the results here. You can
> obtain the updated package by typing 'yum update yum' or using the graphical
> updater, Software Update.

I know I'm about 8 years late, but it works fine in the current version. Just wanted to get rid of those weekly nag emails about needinfo.