Subject: Re: putting disks to sleep
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Michael <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/14/2005 09:25:27

> > here never stops. I can put it to sleep using scsictl sd0 stop but it
> > will wake up again after a couple of seconds, I guess because the cache
> > flusher keeps accessing it. 
> You must mount / and /var with noatime option, at least.  You may also
> add nodevmtime for / and maybe noatime for /usr - depending what partitions
> the system accesses when it's idle.

Thanks, that keeps it from prematurely spinning up again. Now I only need to figure out how to put it to sleep automatically :)

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