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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Laptop-mode v7 for linux 2.6.1
On Tuesday 13 January 2004 15:21, Hugang wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:46:54 +0100
> Bart Samwel <> wrote:
> > The reiserfs patch for "commit=" was included in Linux 2.6.1. I really
> > don't know if it works with laptop mode, haven't tested it -- I don't
> > use reiserfs. So, let's ask the world: is there anyone out there who is
> > running laptop mode *successfully* with reiserfs?
> Yes, I'm use reiserfs in 2.6.1 with laptop_mode patch. It works fine for
> me, I use cpudyn daemon to let spin download harddisk. In cpudyn.conf I
> changed TIMEOUT from 120 to 10. When i reading email/web, the harddisk can
> spin down for very long time (>3min).
> So you can try cpudynd.

Well, i used the smart-spindown script posted earlier, but even when not
touching the laptop it gets a spindown of 40 seconds max. Then something
always has to wake it up.

> /dev/hda13 on / type ext3 (rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro,commit=600)

It is rather annoying that this commit parameter isn't documented anywhere...
man mount doesn't know it, nor does the kernel documentation.


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