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ATAidle

ATAidle is a utility to set the power management features of ATA hard drives in FreeBSD and Linux, including the standby timeout, power (APM), and acoustic (AAM) level settings. It can also show details about the installed devices.

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  •  12 Nov 2011 19:00

    Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in realpath(3) usage from 2.7.

    •  12 Nov 2011 18:38

      Release Notes: This release fixes a problem on FreeBSD with accessing devices through a symlink.

      •  22 Sep 2011 20:15

        Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in FreeBSD support caused by setting CAM_OUT instead of CAM_NONE (causing the controller to expect data) for power management commands. It integrates write cache support and cleanups.

        •  02 Nov 2010 21:07

          Release Notes: This release adds support for disks using ahci(4) and ATA_CAM in FreeBSD. It fixes a bug where the standby timer was being set 30 minutes later than the user asked for. The documentation has been updated to clarify operations.

          •  30 Aug 2008 04:38

            Release Notes: This release shows correct data on big endian architectures. It checks to see if features are supported before trying to use them.

            Recent comments

            19 May 2007 03:47 brucec

            Re: Linux has hdparm


            > And what does make it better than

            > hdparm?

            I initially wrote ATAidle for FreeBSD, where there isn't a utility like hdparm to control power/acoustic levels. The port to Linux seemed easy so I did it. One advantage ATAidle has over hdparm is that you specify times in terms of minutes, not the special ATA-specific encoding.

            19 May 2007 01:25 LordFalcon

            Re: Linux has hdparm


            > And what does make it better than

            > hdparm?

            He wrote it... thet's reason enough :)

            Seriously... it's Free Software so anyone can make their own...

            The better utility get's through...

            18 May 2007 11:13 jengelh

            Linux has hdparm
            And what does make it better than hdparm?

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