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    SubjectRe: PATCH: rewritten bdflush

    On 13-May-99 Pavel Machek wrote:
    > Ok, but it gives sense not to spin up even if there are few dirty
    > buffers. (Remember that nearly anything touches atimes of files which
    > means dirty buffers!)

    I mount everything on my laptop noatime, which solves that problem. I
    generally find that my laptop will happily spin down the disks for long periods
    of time while I do non-disk-IO things, without having to hack update.

    J

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