I noticed that my harddisk would no longer spin down
after upgrading from webmin 1.030 to 1.090.
I ran strace on miniserv.pl and found out that webmin
rewrites the contents of /var/run/sessiondb.pag every
I'm not much of a perl hacker, but still I was happy
enough to I find the string 'sessiondb' in miniserv.pl.
Disabling session authentication under 'Webmin
Configuration > Authentication' lets the disk spin down
So, maybe this behaviour is by design. But since I've
been using session authentication in 1.030 without any
problems, this might also be a minor bug.
Thanks for your time,