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Re: logging writes to disk (keeping disk from spinning down)

On 02/28/2009 11:14 AM, green wrote:
On Sat, 2009-02-28, 059, Bob Cox wrote:
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 08:21:16 +0000, Bob Cox (debian-user@lists.bobcox.com) wrote:
You may need noflushd (no flush daemon) to do
what you want.
aptitude show noflushd
Which is for IDE drives and you are using SATA.  Ignore that suggestion

I did notice that and so discounted it immediately, but why would ext3 need to do a write to journal every 5 seconds anyway when _nothing_ is being written to the filesystem? In that case a write only makes sense when the filesystem is unmounted.

If something is in fact writing to the filesystem, then I need to find out what.

Having members of a RAID set go to sleep independently of control by md seems kinda scary.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

The feeling of disgust at seeing a human female in a Relationship
with a chimp male is Homininphobia, and you should be ashamed of

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