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Re: xfs on notebooks (noflushd etc.)

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Subject: Re: xfs on notebooks (noflushd etc.)
From: Juri Haberland <list-linux.sgi.xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 15:58:36 +0000 (UTC)
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thomas graichen <list-linux.sgi.xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> just out of curiousity: how does xfs interact with things like
> noflushd which reduce the disk flushing for more effective ide
> poweroff possibilities ... is the flushing below the fs layer
> so that it should all work transparently or may it result in
> problems with xfs (or journaling fs in general)?

Hi Thomas,

well, I cannot speak for xfs but with ext3 the disk will only spin
down once; after this it will be constantly restarted by the update
mechanisms of ext3 (commit interval is 5 seconds).


Juri Haberland  <juri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

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