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Re: Logged in twice?



gilpel altern org wrote:
The only process I couldn't figure out that was at the top of "top" was
multiload-apple(t-2). "free" shows that buffers are increasing by 8 KB
each time the light goes on. This seems somewhat related to Firefox
running. It persist some time after it's closed, than stops.
Its a part of the gnome-applets RPM.

OK. But it's not what writes to my disk, because I tried XFCE and
multiload-applet is not used by XFCE. So let me ask the question more
directly.

How to I learn which process keeps writing 8 KB buffers to my disk when I
do nothing and my modem is switched off?

Linux writes to the disk asynchronously. Every once in a while it spills its write buffers (or some of them) to the disk. So it could take a while for all of them to eventually be written out. Check out the "sync" command to try and flush them immediately.

Is your system swapping? If so, it could just be parts of the system swapping in and out. If not, it could just be some of the general OS housekeeping going on in the background. You'd need someone who is more of a general kernel expert to say for sure. Linux filesystems have a last-accessed field for directories which needs to be written out, even if you don't change the contents of any files.

Top looks at CPU times and process sizes, you want to know what looks at IO reads/writes. (Sorry, off the top of my head, I can't remember....)

Thanks!

P.s.: Writing emails in this web interface at altern is really a pain.
What's the way to register to this mailing list without having one's
personal email address divulged? For instance, in your case, kjchome.net/
doesn't seem like a valid address.

Its not kjchome.net, its kjchome.homeip.net. And if you have any doubts as to whether or not its a valid address, run it through nslookup (for that matter, do a whois on homeip.net while you are at it). Dyndns is a wonderful thing.

While running my own linux system, and having administrative control over it, I can create email addresses as I please on this machine and manage them. When a particular email address starts getting spammed, I have lots of choices. I can delete it, I can use lots of tools to filter out the spam, I can deny particular hosts access. Control is a great thing. So is the freedom to do it the way I choose to.

Some people do mask their real email addresses.  That's their business.
Its fairly easy to do. Learn how to configure your favorite email client. Different methods will probably have different levels of success for you. YMMV

--
Kevin J. Cummings
kjchome rcn com
cummings kjchome homeip net
cummings kjc386 framingham ma us
Registered Linux User #1232 (http://counter.li.org)



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