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SubjectRe: Laptop's HDD
Alberto Gonzalez wrote:
> Hi,
> Maybe some of you have been hearing lately about a problem with laptop's hard
> disk drives being killed by *insert Linux distro here* [1]

I asked about this on the fedora devel list:

I don't think the kernel should worry about this.
I don't even think distros should change the default settings of the BIOS/disk.

Up to and including Fedora 7 on my laptop, the disk did a load cycle
on average once every 48 seconds. Mounting the filesystems noatime changed this
to once every 108 seconds, which is a little aggressive still but not too bad.

Note fedora 8 will have the relatime option on by default for all filesystems.

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