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[vdr] Re: HD Spindown
Tim Schröder wrote:
> Am Don, 2003-02-06 um 13.32 schrieb Dennis Noordsij:
> > On Thursday 06 February 2003 14:26, you wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > i want to get the HD in my vdr-box silent (when i am only
> watching TV),
> > > so i gave it a short suspend timeout with hdparm.
> Unfortunatly it is
> > > spinning up every few minutes. All what i found so far is
> a epg dump
> > > every 10 minutes (600 secs) in eit.c. put that to 2 hrs,
> but spinning up
> > > still goes on.
> > >
> > > Any ideas where additional disc access is performed ?
> > >
> > > thanks Tim
> > Various kernel threads, flushing buffercache to disk, etc.
> You might have some
> > luck searching the archives, as someone has posted a
> solution in the past,
> > but you can also find it in some HOWTO :-) (I'm sorry, I
> don't remember the
> > exact details).
> No, it is really vdr. From linux side a got it fixed (journaled fs has
> to be mounted with noatime set). spinning up only occurs if vdr is
Perhaps this happens because of vdr's (or the dvb-drivers) loging?
you could try to start vdr with loging diabled (AFAIR -l0) or redirect
driver and vdr log to /dev/nul ...
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