Re: Laptop sleep
On Aug 06 2001, Thomas Zimmerman wrote:
> I've been using an old laptop for a couple of days. I have the
> harddrive spining down after 30s but it never stays down. (I even
> echo'ed some new setting to /proc/sys/vm/bdflush...didn't seem to
> help). I was wounding if anyone has some tips on what to check; so
> this drive will stay asleep when there isn't any obvious need to be
> spun up.
Well, aside from the problems with dirty buffers being written
to disk, I can think of mounting your filesystems with the
This way, your laptop harddisk won't be writing updates to the
acess time of files whenever you read a file, for example.
I guess that this update contributes to generating things to
make the buffers dirty and Linux is writing this information
to disk to try to keep the metadata of files in a consistent
state with the acessed files.
Rogério Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/