Re: (reiserfs) Re: sync: why disk cannot spin down

From: Henrik Nordstrom (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 02:31:59 EST

Marc Lehmann wrote:

> You could, of course, just disable atime but that's far worse a solution, as
> every write will trigger a spin up.

What I have done on my laptop when disconnected is to

a) Have the filesystems mounted with noatime
b) Retuned /proc/sys/vm/bdflush to longest possible flush delays

Works quite well, but yes it can be done more efficient.

Henrik Nordstrom

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