"François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx> wrote: > > On 1/17/07, Bruno G. Albuquerque <bga@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > Even with that, still sounds like a hack (although a smaller hack > > > than doing that with a useland daemon). :) > > Seems that the BSD people used to like this hack :) > > > > http://ezine.daemonnews.org/200004/answerman.html#q2 > > > > Actually, it seems that several file systems on Linux provide a > > syncer thread; I believe XFS in particular does that. Given BFS > > heritage on > > XFS' ideas... > ext3 also has that. > You have to change the default timeout with a kernel arg to avoid > spinning up every 2 minutes on a laptop... Not to continue this list, but is there any other viable possibility at all? I might be short on ideas, but I don't see one :-) Of course, the HD would only spin up if there actually is something to sync. Bye, Axel.