Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213995
hald-addon-storage polling of CD degrades performance of harddrive on Dell laptop
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:47:31 EST
Description of problem:
EXACTLY the same as in this bugreport for FC3:
I have no idea if this is a regression or if it was never fixed. In the report
they talk about black-listing Dell/Laptop CD rom drives but either that was
never done or it was taken out again. (lshal shows that the media check is
enabled for the CD drive)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run hdparm -t /dev/hdb
2. Kill hald-addon-storage
3. Run hdparm again
Transfer rate between 8 and 15 MB/s
Transfer rate over 32MB/s
Created attachment 140352 [details]
Output of lshal
Created attachment 147903 [details]
lshal output from dell inspiron 8200
I can confirm this bug is back and affects ubuntu edgy 6.10 as well.
This is using hal 0.5.7.1.
I've attached the output of lshal after trying the past options that would
disable checking of the drive. They no longer seem to stop the probing.
Details on the bug are also on the ubuntuforums at:
I'd also request that the severity be upgraded to high and that the status moved
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The laptop is currently running FC7 and I definitely had to manually patch the
rules to disable the media check. But the laptop isn't available to me anymore
so I won't be able to help with testing, nor can I upgrade it to F8 (or newer).
Thanks for the update.