hdparm Ignores Order of Command-Line Flags.
Binary package hint: hdparm
Ubuntu 7.10, hdparm 7.5-1ubuntu1. hdparm(1) doesn't point out that the
options aren't interpreted in the order they're given but instead in a
fixed order. This causes problems when /etc/hdparm.conf contains
# 5 second units * 60 == 5 minutes.
hdparm -S60 -y /dev/disk/
is run but the `standby now' is done first, then wiped-out by setting
the `idle time' to five minutes.
issuing standby command
setting standby to 60 (5 minutes)
which results in the drive state (-C) still being `active/idle'.
Either hdparm needs to be altered to process options in the command-line
order, or hdparm(8) needs to be very clear that the order is fixed, what
the order is, and that multiple invocations of hdparm may be required as