On Monday 13 November 2006 9:57 am, Michael Knoll wrote: > I added a power down timer on one of my harddrives, and started > getting READ_DMA and WRITE_DMA timeouts. Is it possible these are > occuring becuase the drive is spun down and FreeBSD isn't waiting long > enough for it to spin up? Everything else seems to be working.
Yep. > If that is the problem, is it possible to extend the timeout to > eliminate these messages clouding my logs? First, what kind of machine is this? If anything other than a laptop, be aware that most harddrives have lifetimes measured in hundreds of thousands of hours, but a small number of thousand spin-ups. If your drive is cycling many times a day, you could get a nasty surprise in a relatively short amount of time. -- Kirk Strauser
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