Bug 849436 - Power manager does not spin down hard drives.
Power manager does not spin down hard drives.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce4-power-manager (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Christoph Wickert
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-19 08:56 EDT by Steve Alexander
Modified: 2013-07-31 18:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 18:40:17 EDT
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Description Steve Alexander 2012-08-19 08:56:36 EDT
Description of problem:

xfce4-power-manager-settings has a setting called "Spin down hard disks".  This feature used to work as expected putting drives into 'standby' mode after some period of inactivity.  After some F17 updates (not known which) this features has ceased to work and inactive drives report (using 'hdparm -C ...') state as active/idle.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using xfce4-power-manager-settings select "Spin down hard disks" in the "On AC" tab.
2. Wait, Then examine the status of inactive drives with "hdparm -C /dev/sdX"
Actual results:
 drive state is:  active/idle

Expected results:
Something like this is expected,
 drive state is:  standby

Additional info:
I have reports that the comparable feature in Gnome's power manager also fails similarly.

This feature worked as expected in the initial F17 installation and for some time after, but apparently ceased to function after some update.

The drive can be demonstrated to be truly inactive by manually setting it to standby with a command like "hdparm -S 12 /dev/sdc" then waiting to required time and examining the state.
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