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Re: iBook heat issues



On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 10:45:04PM +0200, Kiko Piris wrote:
> 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.

Ah, cool. 

Well, only problem is that you loose security of data writes, but i guess you
can hardly get both of those benefits at the same time.

Friendly,

Sven Luther



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