Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 361911
typo in hdparm man file "-S" option description in middle of "-s"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:20 EST
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Description of problem:
The hdparm man file description for what the "-S" option does is joined with the "-s" option description, rather than being a separate section of its own.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man hdparm
The description for how to use the -S option is merged into the prior -s option description. Paste of it supplied, with a bit of the man file before and after the -s/-S sections.
-R Register an IDE interface. Dangerous. See the -U option for
-s Enable/disable the power-on in standby feature, if supported by
the drive. If enabled, the drive is powered-up in the standby
mode to allow the controller to sequence the spin-up of devices.
This feature is usually disabled and the drive is powered-up in
the active mode (see -C above). Note that a drive may also
allow to enable this feature by a jumper. Some SATA drives sup-
port the control of this feature by pin 11 of the SATA power
connector. In these cases, this command may be unsupported or
may have no effect. -S Set the standby (spindown) timeout for
the drive. This value is used by the drive to determine how
long to wait (with no disk activity) before turning off the
spindle motor to save power. Under such circumstances, the
drive may take as long as 30 seconds to respond to a subsequent
disk access, though most drives are much quicker. The encoding
of the timeout value is somewhat peculiar. A value of zero
means "timeouts are disabled": the device will not automatically
enter standby mode. Values from 1 to 240 specify multiples of 5
seconds, yielding timeouts from 5 seconds to 20 minutes. Values
from 241 to 251 specify from 1 to 11 units of 30 minutes, yield-
ing timeouts from 30 minutes to 5.5 hours. A value of 252 sig-
nifies a timeout of 21 minutes. A value of 253 sets a vendor-
defined timeout period between 8 and 12 hours, and the value 254
is reserved. 255 is interpreted as 21 minutes plus 15 seconds.
Note that some older drives may have very different interpreta-
tions of these values.
-T Perform timings of cache reads for benchmark and comparison pur-
poses. For meaningful results, this operation should be
repeated 2-3 ti
Separate sections for each option.
At line 314 in the file /usr/share/man/man8/hdparm.8.gz, insert a line that says
'.TP' just before the line that says '.I -S'.
There's an updated package for hdparm-7.7-1.fc7 in the buildsystem, it just
isn't released yet. This will fix this issue.
hdparm-7.7-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.