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[Bug 1350620] Re: [Lenovo Thinkpad X230] Rapidly increasing Load_Cycle_Count on battery


Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer
to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the latest
v3.17 kernel[0].

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following
tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

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Thanks in advance.

[0] http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17-rc1-utopic/

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** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Low => Medium

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  [Lenovo Thinkpad X230] Rapidly increasing Load_Cycle_Count on battery

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Bug description:
  When running my Thinkpad x230 on battery, the Load_Cycle_Count
  increases at a high rate: about 10-15 load cycles per minute. I
  discovered this issue in a quiet room, where I could hear the clicks
  (or "death rattle", as I've come to think of them).

  The following commands will stop the load cycle problem:

  sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda
  sudo hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda

  However, it is difficult to keep the system from reverting back to the
  load cycle problem.

  Steps to reproduce:
  1. Boot the laptop on AC, then unplug the power. In a quiet room, you can hear the clicks begin soon after you unplug.
  2. Boot the laptop on battery. Even with "apm = 255" uncommented in /etc/hdparm.conf, the laptop will burn through the load cycles until I manually perform the hdparm command.

  I had limited results with an upstart job that did the hdparm command
  -- but it wasn't a complete, reliable solution. It didn't catch the
  AC-to-battery power transition, for example.

  As a result of this issue, my hard drive is probably going to meet an
  early demise:

  193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0012   090   090   000    Old_age
  Always       -       107908

  Please help-

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic 3.13.0-32.57 [modified: boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic]
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-32.57-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-32-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  cmars      2565 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Wed Jul 30 19:00:13 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-29 (1 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140723)
  MachineType: LENOVO 2306CTO
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic root=UUID=fac0754b-bf8e-424a-9485-c1ea9825152f ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-32-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-32-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.127.5
   0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   	Soft blocked: no
   	Hard blocked: no
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 07/09/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: G2ET95WW (2.55 )
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
  dmi.board.name: 2306CTO
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Defined
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrG2ET95WW(2.55):bd07/09/2013:svnLENOVO:pn2306CTO:pvrThinkPadX230:rvnLENOVO:rn2306CTO:rvrNotDefined:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 2306CTO
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X230
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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