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Re: Disk activity



----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Burger"
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Richard Emberson wrote:


Using FC2 and have two ext3 disks. Every 5 seconds theres disk activity. What process is doing this? How can I catch it in action? Nothing out of the ordinary shows up in using "top" or "ps".

Thanks

RME

ext3 won't commit unless something really changed. Historically, there's been applications the continually poll the filesystem and causes a access time change, thus ext3 flushes a right or commit.


It would be an applet in X, or something in cron that runs every seconds. You can strace -p <PID> each master process id and find out if that app is continually doing file i/o.

The battery status applet was a polling application that never let the hard drive rest.
-eric wood



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