[Techtalk] battery life+kupdated+noflushd+devfs+2.4.20-9 (RH9)=much pulling of hair

Malcolm Tredinnick malcolm at commsecure.com.au
Tue May 13 16:09:58 EST 2003

On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 08:59:20AM +0300, Eeva Järvinen wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 09:31:45AM +1000, Mary wrote:
> > Are you using the ext3 filesystem? I'm wondering because the "flush
> > every five secs" behaviour sounds like ext3. People sometimes recommend
> > other filesystems for laptops for this reason. However, changing
> > filesystems is an absolute pain (copy the data somewhere else, reformat
> > the drive, copy it back).
> I am using ext3, it's the default on RH now.  But AFAIK, you can use
> an ext3 partition as a ext2 partition by just mounting it as ext2.
> Odd thing is, ext3 should work with devfs+noflushd.  I'll give it a
> try, because ext2 might (who knows?) do what I'd like it to do.

In that case, you will also want to have a look at the 'noatime' option
when mounting the filesystem.


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