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Old 07-18-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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High disk accesses volume


My Linux box is doing disk accesses continuously (I hear it) and I don't
know the reason.

Swap is not being used:
[]# free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1002        736        266          0        208        397
-/+ buffers/cache:        129        872
Swap:         1200          0       1200
And I wonder if there is another way to know the volume of disk acceses
and the program who is accessing it.

Thank you very much.
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Well, potential culprits may show in top as using high CPU, too.

If it's constant, maybe you have something like FAM misconfigured.

Another way to go about it would be to look at the output of
"ps -A" and trying to find out and understand what each process
you see is...



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