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Re: who is r/w-ing my hdd?

On 17 Jan 2006 01:15:05 -0800
"David A." <achoice@gmail.com> wrote:

> I realy want a quiet PC in my bedroom. My experience is that journaling
> file systems generate mor disc activity than ext2 for example.
> I run ext2 and noflushd and it works rather OK. Logfiles spin it up say
> once every hour. I believe demand for "quiet pc's" is raising, and
> minimising disc activity is one factor.
> >From http://noflushd.sourceforge.net/ "Journaling filesystems like
> ext3, reiserfs or xfs bypass the kernel's delayed write mechanisms.
> This amounts to lousy spindown times when working off such a partition.
> There's no workaround for this."
> regards, David.
From 'aptitude show cpudyn'
... and can put the computer disks in standby mode if a given period
 has passed without any I/O operation. It works well even with journaled file
 systems such as Ext3, XFS, or ReiserFS. Even supports the new interface for
 kernels 2.6.x
[end quote]

It works well for me, though i had to turn of sysklod...

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. (Albert Einstein)

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