Opened 14 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#37 closed defect (fixed)

'smartctl -n standby' wakes up drive

Reported by: Christian Franke Owned by: somebody
Priority: major Milestone: Release 5.39.1
Component: all Version: 5.38
Keywords: linux Cc:


If 'smartctl -n standby' is used on Linux, smartctl properly detects the standby mode and exits, but the drive spins up then.

If 'hdparm -C' is used instead, the drive does not spin up.

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Ubuntu bug report:

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Christian Franke, 14 years ago

Milestone: Release 5.40Release 5.39.1

comment:2 by Christian Franke, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:3 by crest, 10 years ago

Keywords: freebsd added; linux removed
Milestone: Release 5.39.1
Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened
Version: 5.386.2

The same behaviour under FreeBSD 9.2 and FreeBSD 9.3-PRERELEASE with smartctl 6.2.
ATA drives spin up even the status (standby) is detected correctly.

Drive information:


Model Family: SAMSUNG SpinPoint T166
Device Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ
Serial Number: S0MUJ1CP318973
LU WWN Device Id: 5 0000f0 01b318973
Firmware Version: CR100-10
User Capacity: 500,107,862,016 bytes [500 GB]
Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 3b
SATA Version is: SATA 2.5, 3.0 Gb/s
Local Time is: Thu Jun 5 09:19:55 2014 CEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

comment:4 by Christian Franke, 10 years ago

Keywords: linux added; freebsd removed
Milestone: Release 5.39.1
Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed
Version: 6.25.38

This Linux-specific issue was fixed 4 years ago in 5.39.1.

Please do not reopen a Linux-specific ticket to report a FreeBSD-specific problem. Create a new ticket instead.

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