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Re: iBook heat issues

On 25/10/2004 at 16:19 +0200, Sven Luther wrote:

> Is it still a problem to run ext3 ? I heard in the past that something like
> XFS is to be prefered, or simple non-journaled ext2, since ext3 needed to do
> regular disk accesses, and thus waking up the disk.

Not at all using laptop-mode. Laptop-mode delays disk writes (including
"normal" and journal data).

Nowadays, using laptop-mode with a *very* high commit interval my
iBook's hd only spins up on cache read misses (and then, upon that
spin-up, laptop-mode flushes dirty buffers to disk).

Very handy all in all.

Btw, all the filesystems on my laptop are ext3.

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