Ever since I installed SuSE 9.1, my hard drive light flashes once every 2 seconds or so. The find utility reports that there are around 1000+ files whose modification time falls within the minute. Almost all these files are 0 bytes so I'm not sure what this really means. Perhaps they are just being "touched". There are some (about a dozen) non-empty files - most of them in /proc or proc/bus/pci or in /dev. Note that these are files that are supposedly being modified (not just accessed).
I find this a bit unnerving. I only use the system for personal work, and going on the internet, so this kind of activity seems rather gratuitous. Can anyone shed some light on this.
NOTE: When I first installed the system, I had noticed that it was causing problems with my NT installation leading me to disable ACPI. Please have a look at the last two posts (#52 and #53) on THIS