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Re: 3 minor issues



On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 08:52:07AM -0700, Tom 'Needs A Hat' Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 09:47:59AM -0500, Marc Williams wrote:
> > On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 09:26, ne... wrote:
> > > On May 21, 2004 at 22:25, Marc Williams in a soothing rage wrote:
> > > 
> > > >1) My IDE HDD spins down on a reboot.  It's never done that with any
> > > >other distro that I've run on this machine.  I don't think I like it. 
> > > >Is this now normal?
> > > Yes, it seems so.
> > > 
> > Rats.  I would think that this behavior would put unnecessary stress on
> > the HDD.
> 
> As far as placing unnecessary stress on the disk I would not give it a
> second thought.  
> 
> It is unlikely that you will be rebooting a large enough number of
> times that this matters at all.  I expect your uptime will be measured
> in terms of weeks once you have the OS installed.  98% of all
> configuration changes do not require a reboot.  In most cases a simple
> software command "service XYZ restart" is all you need after a change
> to a config file for it to be activated.

FYI, the fix for this went into mainline kernel 2.6.7-rc1 the other day.


-- 
Jack Bowling
mailto: jbinpg shaw ca



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