[ltp] Hard disk shutdown
Thu, 24 Oct 2002 18:58:31 +0200
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Just a final report. I tested by stopping the different daemons running
and after some testing, I think I can have the disk stopped for
extensive time when I am not doing anything, which was my goal. <br>
A couple of days more testing before I am really satisfied. I think
syslog, at (?), cups, postfix and maybe autofs (only doing it for a
network drive, so probably not) are the main contributors to disk
activity, and of course ext3.<br>
Thanks for all the help and comments!<br>
Ted Johansson wrote:<br>
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Are there any major changes in the new Mandrake 9.0 that causes my
troubles? I have not tested noflushd with another distribution.<br>
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On Sun, 20 Oct 2002, Ted Johansson wrote:
<pre wrap="">I am trying to have the hard disk stop after X min of inactivity. The
computer is in the living room and often just left on for long time.
I changed from ext3 to ext2, added the "noatime" parameter in fstab,
also tried noflush from sourceforge with 1 min (for testing purpose)
timeout, but the disk still only stops for a few seconds. Same if I set
a very short timeout using hdparm.
Any more suggested tricks to get this working?
Be sure to have enough real memory, otherwise your machine will constantly
On my machine, NOFLUSHD did a quite good job after switching back to EXT2.
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