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Old 05-28-2004, 08:39 AM   #1
glenn69
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Question Wht does my hard drive thrash while I'm working?


I'm running RH9.

Sometimes while I am using my computer, my hard drive starts running as if I had called up a program to load. I have done nothing that seems to require this much disk access (just browsing web or e-mail.)
I have 512MB RAM.
AMD 2500+
So I don't think my system is low on resources.

Could this be Linux "housekeeping" ? ( remindes me of another OS I have used and since given up on MS)
If so, what might it be doing?
How do I find out what is accessing my drive?

Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2004, 08:51 AM   #2
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Have you just upgraded/compiled a new kernel?

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May be something like this?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=159728

Last edited by chii-chan; 05-28-2004 at 09:12 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
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Its probably slocate building its database
When it happens again check the process list and see if "updatedb" is running
 
Old 05-28-2004, 11:08 AM   #4
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Do I check the process list with ps aug?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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try "top"
 
  


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