Some peace and quiet
jon at jschneider.net
Mon Oct 6 19:14:36 BST 2003
Trading some security for silence I am about to put my 486 back on
firewall duty in place of the sparc and have installed 4.9RC1.
I've just doctored the PSU fan which was pretty quiet anyway. Now
it's partly my fault for putting them all in there but I'd really
like to be able to
have the two IDEs (having my filesystem) spin down when not needed
have the two SCSIs (not normally mounted) spin down except when I
really do want them for their greater capacity. This could be done
quite manually. I'd rather not resort to pulling their spin-up on
power jumpers. Maybe start/stop unit commands would do ? Will try
next time it is up.
When it had OpenBSD I noticed the ide control utility (whatever it
was called) was able to spin the IDEs down and they span up again on
demand but FreeBSD's atacontrol seems to do nothing of the sort. What
am I missing ?
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