[ltp] Fedora on Thinkpads
Mon, 10 Nov 2003 21:31:56 -0500
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Stephan Herhut wrote:
> Am Mo, den 10.11.2003 schrieb Behdad Esfahbod um 17:23:
> > > Seems you know about it then;)
> > > So, does it work with ext3 as my disk spins up periodically, even if it
> > > is enabled. I am using ACPI, so I have to enable it manually at the
> > > moment ( I havent dealed with acpid yet). Or is there some kind of howto?
> > Yes, it turns mine off with ext3 pretty good. All you need to do
> > is to add a line to /etc/sysctl.conf like this:
> > vm.laptop_mode = 1
> Well, mine keeps on spinning. Every 5 seconds the hd light flashed up
> just a little bit but I have no idea what program does this. Any idea
> how to figure out?
5 second is the flush time for ext3. Do laptop_mode, and set all
your partitions as noasync in fstab, should do the job.