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parkverbot

parkverbot is a daemon that prevents hard disk head parking in rotational media. Modern rotational hard disks have a misfeature involving the regular automatic unloading of the heads, measurable by the SMART attribute "Load_Cycle_Count". This causes latency on wake-up amongst other issues (and it cannot always be turned off). The parkverbot daemon will periodically issue small read requests in order to keep the hardware from going to its head-unloaded idle state.

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  •  31 Jan 2013 00:50

    Release Notes: This release fixed a bug where an ioctl was called incorrectly and caused a premature exit when the program was built in a 32-bit environment.

    •  11 Jun 2012 18:24

      Release Notes: This is the initial release.

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