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    SubjectRe: Notebook disk spindown
    On Sat, 9 Sep 2000 wrote:

    > On Sat, Sep 09, 2000 at 03:25:35PM +0200, Tim Brunne wrote:
    > > Thanks for this patch. But why hasn't it been included into
    > > the kernel earlier? Wouldn't be a combination of yours and my
    > > patch be the proper way? As far as I understand you switch
    > > off automatic buffer flushing completely, but it should be done
    > > every interval of time the administrator want's it. Why do
    > > you think that raising the upper limits of the kernel variables
    > > is not suitable?
    > >
    > Would it be possible to detect when the disk spins up, and do the flush then?

    Yes if you had a continuious polling of power status wrt standby.

    Andre Hedrick
    The Linux ATA/IDE guy

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