[Thunar-dev] Thunar disturbs hard disk spindown

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+xfce at tikei.de
Tue Jan 26 13:17:51 CET 2010


sometimes I notice that a process called thunar-vfs-mime causes my hard
disk to spin up, according to the kernel log after
echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/block_dump:

<7>thunar-vfs-mime(8315): dirtied inode 3269093 (applications) on dm-5
<7>thunar-vfs-mime(8315): dirtied inode 3268654 (defaults.list.CEFS6U)
on dm-5
<7>thunar-vfs-mime(8315): WRITE block 107040736 on dm-5
<7>thunar-vfs-mime(8315): dirtied inode 3268657 (?) on dm-5
2010-01-26_12:12:15.71294 Spinning up /dev/sda after 4 minutes.
<7>flush-254:4(1196): WRITE block 455352 on dm-4
2010-01-26_12:13:15.71760 Spinning down /dev/sda.

I use Debian Sid with the following versions:

ii libthunar-vfs-1-2 1.0.1-2
ii thunar 1.0.1-2
ii thunar-data 1.0.1-2
ii thunar-thumbnailers 0.4.1-2
ii thunar-volman 0.3.80-3

Is this just a misconfiguration, or a bug? Usually, the HD keeps
spinned down for 30-80 minutes.


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