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Daemon that can spin idle disks down

Spindown is a daemon that can spin idle disks down and thus save energy and improve disk lifetime. It periodically checks for read or written blocks. When no blocks are read or written the disk is idle. When a disk stays idle long enough, spindown uses custom command like sg_start or hdparm to spin it down. It also works with USB disks and hot-swappable disks because it doesn't watch the device name (hda, sdb, ...), but the device ID. This means that it doesn't matter if the disk is swapped while the daemon is running.
Package version:0.4.0


To make an installation type:
  # make
  # make install

Before you can run it you'll need to copy the spindown.conf.example file to
/etc/spindown.conf and adapt it to your needs. You can run the deamon like this:
  # /etc/init.d/spindown start

You can also get the status as following:
  # /etc/init.d/spindown status

If you would like to work on the code you can run the daemon from the source


Spindown v0.4.0:
  * Added a configuration option that allows you to run the spindown command every cycle, even
    when the disk is already inactive.
  * Added functions to the init file that would take over the lsb functions when they are not
  * Code cleanup.

  * Made a class to keep all the extra functions that used to be in main.
  * Removed includes th


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