Re: power saving(mobile-update daemon,...)
Stephane Bortzmeyer schrieb:
> On Saturday 4 September 1999, at 11 h 12, the keyboard of Werner Heuser
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > the 'dpkg-divert' mechanism. It restored the former
> > 'update' package without any problems.
> Even better: if you upgrade the original "update" while mobile-update is
> installed, it upgrades the copy and, when you remove mobile-update, the
> upgraded copy is used. That's one of the thing that make me say that Debian is
> much easier to use than any other Linux distribution (as long as you rely on
> facts, not on often-repeated marketing speeches).
Should be a new slogan: "Debian Is Easy!"
> > - /usr/doc/update is empty and /usr/doc/mobile-update is nearly empty
> The Web page is referenced in /usr/doc/mobile-update/README.Debian. I'm not
> responsible for the "update" package.
> Any other question should be directed to the upstream authors.
Sorry, Stephane I didn't want to bother you. I wanted to make
clear that I have tried to read before asking questions.
Thank you for your useful information.
BTW: I have installed a similar program 'noflusd', too.
This is also available as *.deb at
>From 'man noflushd'
noflushd monitors disk activity and spins down disks that
have been idle for more than <timeout> seconds.
noflushd actually used to live in some versions of
bdflush, but since kernel version 2.2.11, bdflush has been
completely replaced by the kernel-level kupdate daemon.
When noflushd decides to spin down an idle disk, it syncs
the filesystems, calls the external skript /sbin/noflushd-
spindown that handles the actual spindown and stops kup-
date, so all writes to block devices are suspended. Spinup
happens on the first read request to the disk. noflushd
then calls the external skript /sbin/noflushd-spinup that
handles spinup if necessary and restarts kupdate.
Sending signal 10 (SIGUSR1) to noflushd forces the daemon
to spin down disks immediately.
IMPORTANT: noflushd is mainly intended for use on note-
books and currently can sensibly handle only one hard
disk. Per default, it monitors /dev/hda.
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