I thought that something had been done to stop this continual parking
and waking of the hard drive on laptops, in recent Fedora releases. In
the past, I added a hdparm command to /etc/rc.local, but I was under the
impression that laptop installations were meant to be a bit smarter
about this, later on.
It's annoying to hear it going click/whirr every few seconds, and is
going to prematurely wear out the drive. Not to mention that there's
zero point in putting a drive into standby if you're only going to keep
poking at it every few seconds. And, quite frankly, I don't see why the
OS should be doing that, either.
This is on a fairly basic new install. I haven't intentionally
installed something that ought to be continually running in the
Boilerplate: All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted, there is
no point trying to privately email me, I only get to see the messages
posted to the mailing list.
The mindset of software designers: You know that feature that you, and
many thousands of other users, found useful? We removed it, because we
didn't like it. We also hard-coded the default settings that you keep
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