Forcing HDD spindown
fry.kun at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 00:42:00 UTC 2011
On 11/01/2011 02:03 PM, Christopher Svanefalk wrote:
> Dear all,
> one problem I have on my system is the frequency with which the kernel
> winds up the HDD. It is hot almost constantly, and never seems to
> power down. Is there anything I can do (aside from deactivating
> updatedb and the like) in order to force the system to a minimal use
> of the HDD?
If it's a laptop, I would check for dust in the heat exchangers -- if
it's plugged up, then laptop would definitely heat up.
Also have a look at Laptop Mode Tools (only recommended for laptop, mind!)
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