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sleep + readahead

sleep + readahead

Posted Oct 13, 2005 23:16 UTC (Thu) by emj (guest, #14307)
Parent article: Adaptive file readahead

The only Problem I have with readahead is when I'm watching a movie in mplayer and I get small pauses when the disk has to wake up from its power saving sleep state...


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sleep + readahead

Posted Oct 16, 2005 17:48 UTC (Sun) by Ross (guest, #4065) [Link]

Seems like it would be caused by a lack of readahead. If the pages were being read in before they were needed they spin-up pause shouldn't cause a stall in playback. Maybe there should be an extra-aggressive readahead mode when disks are set to automatically spin down.

sleep + readahead

Posted Oct 17, 2005 8:13 UTC (Mon) by shane (subscriber, #3335) [Link]

For IDE disks you can set the sleep time with hdparm. Perhaps you should
tweak this?


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