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SubjectRe: Notebook disk spindown
On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> Dave Zarzycki wrote:
> > Personally speaking, I always thought it would be nice if the kernel
> > flushed dirty buffers right before a disk spins down. It seems silly to me
> > that a disk can spin down with writes pending.
>
> Absolutely. That allows more time spun down too.

Pavel Machek sent me a patch for noflushd to do exactly this. Need not be
a kernel issue either.

Regards,

Daniel.

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