Re: noflushd: making/having drives spin down.
I had not yet upgraded to test11.
I think I am using journalling, as it's a laptop it's more likely to suddenly loose power. What
dose this mean for noflushd? Are there any links or bug reports to track?
--- Tim Connors <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Micha Feigin wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 01:36:48PM -0800, Mike Mestnik wrote:
> > > I have a dell8900 and I can't seam to get the drive to spin down on 2.6.0-test9. The drive
> > > a noticeable whine that can be heard across the room. I'd like the noise to go away, that
> is more
> > > important than saving battery power for me.
> > >
> > > I'm using noflushd but it has no effect, I also tried hdtune.
> > >
> > Look at the -M option of hdparm:
> > -M get/set acoustic management (0-254, 128: quiet, 254: fast) (EXPERIMENTAL)
> That'll do no good.
> -M just makes seeks slower. The OP is complaining about the constant whine
> of the HD spinning. I would agree with him - my I4000 is really quite
> disturbingly loud -- in a room full of computers.
> noflushd is the best solution, as long as you don't use journalling
> filesystems - although there is currently work in that area (seek google
> for "laptop-mode" kernel patches)
> Having said that, noflushd induces a bug in the kernel that is a killer
> for me - threads become zombied after 43 minutes, eventually filling the
> process table:
> (gee, that mailing list has a lot of spam)
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