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[vdr] Re: HD Spindown
There are tools out there with extended caching capabilities, that are doing
the job really well. But be aware, that you risk running into
Buffer-Overflow while recording, because spin-up is taking a couple of
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Schröder [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 1:37 PM
> To: vdr mailing list
> Subject: [vdr] Re: HD Spindown
> 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
> > Cheers,
> > Dennis
> Tim Schröder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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