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Re: noflushd

On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 08:46:24AM -0500, Derek Broughton wrote:
> On November 21, 2001 07:38 am, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> > Is there any way to have noflushd (ie. the hd stopping) when I have
> > a journaling filesystem?
> >
> > When I had ext2 it was OK. I read in noflushd manual that with
> > reiserfs it can't cooperate, now I have ext3, and the hd doesn't
> > stay off for more than half of a minute.
> I shouldn't think so.  It's going to be exactly the same as using 
> reiserfs.  You have to pay some price for the added safety of a 
> journaling filesystem.

Only if you write files, right?  What if you're just typing in a
buffer and saving to a ramdisk?  It makes little sense that the HD
should need to spin up.

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