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Re: Cool and Useful LISP for the .emacs file


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Cool and Useful LISP for the .emacs file
Date: 12 Nov 2003 12:15:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Colin Marquardt <address@hidden> writes:

> Lars Brinkhoff <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:
> >> if you have an IDE drive try "hdparam -S 1 /dev/hda".
> >
> > Be aware that all the starting and stopping can be bad for the drive.
> 
> Also, mount the disks with the "noatime" option in order to prevent
> unnecessary spin up.

But be aware that this means periodic disk cleaning on /tmp
directories and similar for files that have not been accessed for a
certain time will then not heed how recently the files have indeed
been in use.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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