[lug] umount /dev/hda

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Thu May 29 13:18:43 MDT 2003

Garett Shulman wrote:

> Hello Everybody, I have a progear tablet pc running linux. I use it more
> or less as a very cool X display. I don't really run any apps on the
> progear itself. The ram is never more than half full and the swap is
> never more than 0. However, the HD spins up and down every minute. I
> have tried noflushd. no luck. I would like to just unmount the hard
> drive and let linux exist completely in memory. Does anybody have any
> suggestions or know of any documents I might check out? Thanks a lot.
> -Garett

Possibly you're using a journalling filesystem, and it is flushing the 
logs for the journal. I'd start by checking the mount options for the 
filesystem type, relative to journal options.

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi DOT com

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