Bug 164689 - HDD LED always on
HDD LED always on
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-30 07:02 EDT by Christophe Lambin
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:21 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4
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Last Closed: 2005-11-19 03:36:24 EST
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Description Christophe Lambin 2005-07-30 07:02:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Running FC4 on a Dell Dimension 9100. As soon as I boot FC4, and the kernel
detects the drive, the HDD LED is always on (even when there is no disk activity
- checked with gkrellm).

The hard drive is an WDC WD1600JD-75H, using device /dev/sdb  (sda is the other
disk, containing WinXP).  FC4 is using ahci for this drive:

    $ grep scsi /etc/modprobe.conf
    alias scsi_hostadapter ahci

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Comment 1 Gerwin Krist 2005-08-08 05:55:38 EDT
I don't think this is a bug. I might be in the usb-ide controller or something.
My external hdd don't has this problem.
Comment 2 Christophe Lambin 2005-08-08 17:54:58 EDT
I think it is a bug. :)   Don't see how the usb-ide controller might be related,
since this is an internal SATA drive.
Comment 3 Christophe Lambin 2005-08-08 18:05:38 EDT
Seems I am not alone. Here's a thread from linux-kernel:

Comment 4 Christophe Lambin 2005-08-16 14:51:48 EDT
Any update on this?  It would be comforting to known that this at least isn't
damaging my hard drives.
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2005-09-30 02:03:06 EDT
Mass update to all FC4 bugs:

An update has been released (2.6.13-1.1526_FC4) which rebases to a new upstream
kernel ( As there were ~3500 changes upstream between this and the
previous kernel, it's possible your bug has been fixed already.

Please retest with this update, and update this bug if necessary.

Comment 6 Christophe Lambin 2005-10-04 17:13:11 EDT
This is still the case in kernel-smp-2.6.13-1.1526_FC4.
Comment 7 Dave Jones 2005-11-10 13:59:59 EST
2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 has been released as an update for FC4.
Please retest with this update, as a large amount of code has been changed in
this release, which may have fixed your problem.

Thank you.
Comment 8 Christophe Lambin 2005-11-19 03:30:05 EST
This is fixed in 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4.
Comment 9 Gerwin Krist 2005-11-19 03:36:24 EST
Thank you for the bug report. This particular bug was fixed and a update package
was published for download. Please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

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