Thanks for that, I'm not really sure what to look for through.
The view is just static.
The top file I'm writing to is /dev/null (where I keep all my most important backups
The system is my good old laptop, core duo 2.16. 2GB ram. 7000rpm 2.5 lappy hdd.
Somehow I don't think ubuntu's kernel is the right choice for me. If I can't figure this out pretty soon I will just compile a vanilla kernel myself.