Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164689
HDD LED always on
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:21:09 EST
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
I think it is a bug. :) Don't see how the usb-ide controller might be related,
since this is an internal SATA drive.
Seems I am not alone. Here's a thread from linux-kernel:
Any update on this? It would be comforting to known that this at least isn't
damaging my hard drives.
Mass update to all FC4 bugs:
An update has been released (2.6.13-1.1526_FC4) which rebases to a new upstream
kernel (188.8.131.52). 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.
This is still the case in kernel-smp-2.6.13-1.1526_FC4.
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.
This is fixed in 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4.
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.