Hard drives use a lot of power, which is an issue on laptops. RedHat 7.1
is not ideal on laptops -- the drive never gets a chance to spin down for
very long. Something writes to the disk. I've fixed this on my system,
and suggest RedHat does the same by default.
I suggest that RH make two small modifications for a "laptop" install.
The second is in /etc/fstab. Add the "noatime" option. For a laptop the
small loss of functionality is well worth the additional spin down time,
lower power consumption, noise reduction and lowered danger (of disk
See also bug #44665
To do this as part of a laptop install class, this would need to be done in the
After doing the laptop, I changed my desktops to match. Somebody must want
"atime", or it would not be there, but I can't think of any use for a personal
deferred; not on feature list
Seems like a kudzu issue.
Kudzu? Seems like a system defaults or laptop-class installation issue.
Closing out bugs on older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for any lack
of response. Please attempt to confirm with more recent releases.