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Re: Laptop Mode

On Sun, Sep 12 2004, Bryan Forbes wrote:
> I've taken a look at laptop-mode-tools and I have a few questions:
> 1. What's the difference between that and noflushd?

noflushd is dumb, it just tries to postpone writes. laptop mode is more
involved, the vm knows when the computer is in laptop mode.
additionally, laptop mode can do things like automatic flushing of dirty
data when you spin your drive up for other activity.

> 2. Will it reduce the temperature of the hard drive on my iBook G4?

no one can answer that, depends on what you do with it. if the drive is
mostly idle, yes. if the drive is often doing something, no.

Jens Axboe

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