Re: q: noflushd won't do -- what else?
> More details and further ideas: It is a more-or-less classical
> dial-in box. It has a harddisk that from time to time is actually
> needed, but most of the time (approx 22hrs a day) its sole job
> is IP maquerading and running a nameserver (BIND9 as out of
> the box, caching-only).
FWIW, I have a very similar box as my wireless access point and dialup
machine. With noflushd, I typically keep the disk spun down for 24 hours
at a time.
> ls -rt indicates that syslogd & al. are responsible for the
> frequent activity, at any rate the only files that have changed
> during the last couple of hours are to be found in /var/log.
syslogd by default sync's log files when it writes them to disk. You
want to disable that by putting a '-' in front of all the filenames,
see shy jo