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SubjectRe: Laptop harddisk spindown?

> > > > i have a disk access _every_ 5 sec, unregarding the system load,
> > > > 24x7x365, so i suppose while it doesnt hurts me, it hurts folks with power
> > > > bound boxes...
> That's a kernel daemon called kupdated. Under Linux buffers are flushed
> every 5 seconds (I don't like this myself, it should be triggered by
> something dependant on free mem, dirty buffers, disk access, etc. but
> not time, this doesn't scale.
> Under 2.2 you can try the noflushd package - perhaps it works on 2.4, I
> haven't tried. It works more or less.

noflushd does work on 2.4
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