allow idle hard disks to spin down
Noflushd is a daemon that spins down disks that have not been read from
after a certain amount of time, and then prevents disk writes from
spinning them back up. It's targeted for laptops but can be used on any
computer with IDE or SATA disks. The effect is that the hard disk actually
spins down, saving you battery power, and shutting off the loudest
component of most computers.
NOFLUSHD - An Idle Disk Daemon
(Version 2.7.5 - May, 9th 2005)
This is noflushd, a daemon that spins down disks that have not been
read from after a certain amount of time, and then prevents disk
writes from spinning them back up. It's for use with kernel versions
2.2.11 and up, where the userland bdflush (update) daemon has b
Thomas Link <email@example.com> kindly contributed a method to keep track of
the default timeout noflushd currently uses. The script currently does not
take per-disk timeouts into account.
First you need to add the following lines to the 'start' target in noflushd's
init script (eg. /etc/init.d/noflushd, the exact location depends on your
* noflushd 2.8 (25. July 2010)
- Add support for SGIO interface in current Linux kernels.
- Avoid spurious spinups from udev-trigger re-read of partition data on
* noflushd 2.7.5 (09. May 2005)
- Fix handling of raid and similar meta devices on 2.6 kernels.
* noflushd 2.7.4 (08. Aug 2004)
- Fix lousy spindown times on 2.6 kernels.
- Fix SCSI support on 2.6 kernels
noflushd - userl
noflushd (2.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
+ Adds support for current ver
noflushd - ChangeLog
* version 2.8 (20100725) [dk]
- Add spindown support for SGIO interface in
TODO (as of noflushd version 2.6)
* Per-device bdflush parameters. [kernel]
For saner handling o
Noflushd was mainly written by Daniel Kobras <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Various other people have supplied
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