[Samba] Re: samba periodically access the disk even when idle ?

Wil Cooley wcooley at nakedape.cc
Tue Jan 18 06:31:06 GMT 2005

On 2005-01-18, gary ng <garyng2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> does samba server access the disk periodically even it
> is not serving any client ? I am trying to setup a
> home server which is not frequently used and set the
> HD to spin down after 60s inactivity. But it get kicks
> up again apparently by samba(stoping samba and the
> disk won't spin up anymore). I think it is a 3 minute
> or so interval.
> Is there a way to tell it not to as I can sacrifice
> some performance in exchange for much less noise and
> some power savings.

Short of a good answer, here's a guess: Logging with disk buffering.
Set your loglevel to 0 and see if it stops.

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