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SubjectRe: Laptop harddisk spindown?
> > On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 01:51:05AM +0300, Samium Gromoff wrote:
> > > I`m sorry folks, i dont quite recall whether i poked lkml with that,
> > > but here it is:
> > > 2.4.13, reiserfs
> > > 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...
> > > I must add that i `m experiencing this on -ac tree too, adn this is true
> > > as far as my memory goes... (in the kernel-version context i mean)

Did you mount your partitions with "noatime"?

This (and not keeping Mozilla open) does the trick on my laptop, the
harddisk goes off after about 30 seconds and if I don't do anything local,
it stays off.

(Debian unstable, Kernel 2.4.12-ac6 currently)

c'ya
sven

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