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Bug 410567 - sys-block/noflushd-2.8 version bump
Summary: sys-block/noflushd-2.8 version bump
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-04-02 14:36 UTC by Holger Hoffstätte
Modified: 2013-10-10 18:24 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Trivial fix to fetch correct tarball (noflushd-2.8.ebuild.patch,500 bytes, patch)
2012-04-02 14:37 UTC, Holger Hoffstätte
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Description Holger Hoffstätte 2012-04-02 14:36:49 UTC
noflushd shuts down block devices that are not in use; this can significantly save power/noise/heat when multiple drives are used for archival/backups etc.
The version in portage is very old and does not even work correctly any longer with newer kernels/SATA drives, see $URL for my upstream bug report in 2004 (!).
The latest version 2.8 from 2010 fixes this problem.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run noflushd on kernel >2.6.9 with a SATA drive
2. it doesn't work
3. :(

Expected Results:  
noflushd should work with recent kernels & drives
Comment 1 Holger Hoffstätte 2012-04-02 14:37:45 UTC
Created attachment 307501 [details, diff]
Trivial fix to fetch correct tarball
Comment 2 Tony Vroon (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-10-10 18:24:35 UTC
+*noflushd-2.8 (10 Oct 2013)
+  10 Oct 2013; Tony Vroon <> +noflushd-2.8.ebuild:
+  Version bump, as requested by Holger Hoffstätte in bug #410567.