Bug 213995 - hald-addon-storage polling of CD degrades performance of harddrive on Dell laptop
hald-addon-storage polling of CD degrades performance of harddrive on Dell la...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2006-11-04 07:46 EST by quintesse
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:47 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-04-09 20:27:14 EDT
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Output of lshal (79.88 KB, text/plain)
2006-11-04 07:46 EST, quintesse
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lshal output from dell inspiron 8200 (71.08 KB, text/plain)
2007-02-12 10:42 EST, Brian King
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Red Hat Bugzilla 138148 None None None Never

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Description quintesse 2006-11-04 07:46:56 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):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run hdparm -t /dev/hdb
2. Kill hald-addon-storage
3. Run hdparm again
Actual results:

Transfer rate between 8 and 15 MB/s

Expected results:

Transfer rate over 32MB/s

Additional info:
Comment 1 quintesse 2006-11-04 07:46:56 EST
Created attachment 140352 [details]
Output of lshal
Comment 2 Brian King 2007-02-12 10:42:39 EST
Created attachment 147903 [details]
lshal output from dell inspiron 8200
Comment 3 Brian King 2007-02-12 10:46:38 EST
I can confirm this bug is back and affects ubuntu edgy 6.10 as well.
This is using hal

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
to confirmed.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:25:08 EDT
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Comment 5 quintesse 2008-04-04 13:40:23 EDT
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).
Comment 6 John Poelstra 2008-04-09 20:27:14 EDT
Thanks for the update.

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