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FS#72543 - [udisks2] udisks spins up hdd every 10 minutes

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Vladislav Tyulbashev (vtyulb) - Monday, 25 October 2021, 20:26 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 02 November 2021, 18:30 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Problem exists in udisks2-2.9.4-1
I think that everything is broken since october 2021 (problem was never seen before), however downgrading to 2.9.1 did not help (or there was yet another problem with that version).

Udisks just looking some smart metadata from every disk every 10 minutes, which spins up unused hdd drive. This is very loud and annoying. Moreover it will probably kill hdd soon enough.

journalctl for sda events:
# fatrace
udisksd(6326): O /
udisksd(6326): C /
udisksd(6326): CO /
udisksd(6326): CO /
udisksd(6326): CO /
udisksd(6326): CO /
udisksd(6326): CO /
udisksd(6326): CO /
udisksd(6326): O /
udisksd(6326): C /
udisksd(6326): CO /

Manual workaround for survival:
smartctl --smart=off /dev/sda

Thread at manjaro forum:
Same bug at ubuntu tracker:
Same bug at github:

I propose applying old patch from github to our udisks2 version.
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