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SubjectRe: Notebook disk spindown
On Sat, Sep 09, 2000 at 12:32:27AM +0200, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> You're right, but what you're missing is that with "noflushd", it was
> possible to keep the disk spun down _even with pending writes_.

You may tweak /proc/sys/vm/bdflush
to have it collect data for a long time before it is written to disk. This
incurs some risk though: Your memory will get less and less, because more
and more is occupied byt dirty buffers. At a certain percentage (first
bdflush param), it will start to write to disk ...

Kurt Garloff <> Eindhoven, NL
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