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Subject: Re: Hint about HD spin activity

Re: Hint about HD spin activity

From: asettico <asettico_at_rossomaltese.it>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:00:03 +0100

*In data 03/03/2008 15:19, asettico ha scritto*:
> *pondlife <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com> ha scritto*:
>> If you enable dircache then the HD shouldn't spin up. If it does, let us
>> know.
>
> I will do this test. I expect to ear a very intense disk activity just
> at the boot time and no more activity even browsing all the play tree or
> different play lists (I never used this setting).

The test was *positive*. :-)

I enabled the directory cache and it's not so greedy of resources. The boot
time still remain unchanged (I never measured it, but the feeling is that).

Navigating in the directory tree with the file browser is very fast, and the
amount of free memory for the play lists is quite the same (my DAP has 64 MB
of RAM, so the changes are negligible for me).

And, most of all, *the HD doesn't spin any more*!!! :-D

I hope that this will be useful for the bug fixing.
Happy hacking!

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Received on 2008-03-04

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