If your APM BIOS doesn't spin down the disks when entering standby/suspend,
your APM BIOS implementation is broken (or if its a desktop machine, maybe
you didn't configure the APM BIOS settings correctly?)
You might try: hdparm -S 12 /dev/hda && apm -s; hdparm -S 0 /dev/hda
This should put a 1 minute inactivity timeout on the drive, then suspend
the machine. 1 minute later, the drive should spin down. When you resume,
the following hdparm will turn off the inactivity timeout.
> I would like to call this feature HOT SUSPEND(TM) :)
No coding required. No extra commands required with a non-broken APM bios.
-- Russell King (firstname.lastname@example.org) The developer of ARM Linux http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/personal/aboutme.html
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