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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] switching off hard-disc ??

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  • Matt Hall
    ... -- Matt Hall OCC Network Engineer UUNET EMEA Network Services UUNET a WorldCom Company Group: occ-backbone@eu.uu.net Personal: mathewh@eu.uu.net
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 28, 2000
      Brett Viren wrote:
      Carsten Borchardt writes:
       > however, even if the computer is completely idle (i have a Dell 5000e)
       > the harddisc comes back to live again after a few seconds.
      ...

       > any idea who is using the disc periodically? and what i can do against
       > it?

      Most likely it is the kernel flushing the file system buffers.  I
      don't know if it is possible to change the period that f.s. buffers
      are flushed.  There is mention of a replacement updated in the
      Laptop-HOWTO, maybe you can look into that.

      -Brett.

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