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Re: KDE is preventing laptop disk spindown by incessant configfile-writing

if you're using noflushd, then the writing you're reporting isn't what is 
waking up your HD. 

The main problem I see here is that ext3 commits its journal every 5 (or 
10, don't remember exactly) seconds, and noflushd does not know what to do 
about this

If you're running a recent enough kernel, you should try the laptop mode 
(included in the latest 2.4 and 2.6 kernels) [1] and the smart_spindown 
script [2].

	[1] <kernel source>/Documentation/laptop-mode.txt
	[2] http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsamwel/smart_spindown/index.html

Best regards
Sylvain Joyeux

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