Shot - Piotr Szotkowski shot at
Tue Nov 8 11:20:46 CST 2005


Christian Bjälevik:

> On tis, 2005-11-08 at 17:01 +0100, Shot - Piotr Szotkowski wrote:

>> I vaguely remember reading somewhere that mouting harddisk paritions
>> with the noatime option is preferred for laptops (as it might lower
>> the battery usage significantly enough, I suppose). Would it make
>> sense to have Ubuntu do this on laptops by default?

> We have always done this in laptop-mode, triggered by the removal
> of AC (and then remounted back with atime when we have AC again).

Ah, great, and thanks for the info; I didn't know this.

is quite an interesting read, in fact.

What are the practical disadvantages of not having the access time
information (other than the mutt one listed in laptop-mode.txt.gz)?

-- Shot
         Life is like sendmail: you're not sure you know how to handle
         it, but you know it'll end in tears.      -- Malcolm Ray, asr
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