Re: laptops and journalling filesystems

From: Justin Guyett (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 00:28:17 EST

On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Tony Lill wrote:

> Do any of the current batch of journalling filesystems NOT diddle the
> disk every 5 seconds? I've tried reiser and ext3 and they're both
> antithetic to spinning down the disk. Any plans to fix this bug in
> future kernels?

are you sure this is a product of the journal and not the vm? a machine
with 1gig memory doing nothing (<25% physmem used) and ext2 has disk
accesses ever few minutes too.


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