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Re: 2.4 kernel tweaking

On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 05:22:45PM +0100, Nyk Tarr wrote:
> > In my opinion this is not a solution. First I am still not convinced
> > that it is normal for ext3 to touch the disk when there is no other
> > activity on the system. Then spinning the disk for 5 minutes seems very
> > bad from the powersaving point of view and also from the life of the HD.
> Hard drives sustain most of their wear and use most power on spinning up,
> it makes sense for most systems (ie desktops/servers etc) to keep the disks
> spinning all the time. In the majority of cases, then, it isn't a case
> of 'spinning up' the disks at all. This is not the case on laptops, but
> we are a minority case. Optimising the commit intervals has been
> suggested on lkml, but is, apparently rather tricky.

The commit of what? I don't see why there would be a need to commit
something on an idle system. A commit every 5 secondes when the system
(and the HD) is used is not a problem.


Christophe Barbé <christophe.barbe@ufies.org>
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