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Old 06-22-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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ntsf.mount process using lots of cpu


Hi,

At random times, ntfs.mount with be added as a process that is using all available resources.

I have a mounted external USB drive from Maxtor OneTouch 4.

Seems to work fine the rest of the time. No idea why the resource hog.

Any ideas?

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Petey
 
Old 06-22-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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Are you running a backup or any other intensive system programs when this happens?

Anything in the logs after the CPU spike?

You could limit the amount of CPU the application takes but this is possibly just patching an issue rather than fixing it.
 
Old 06-22-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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KTorrent was running, downloading some free podcasts.

If an external drive is running low on space (5-10GB) could that also cause more activity?

BTW, Can you recommend a good file manager available that lists file sizes in the directory list or a good defrag program to check for drive errors like Norton would on Windows?

Thanks,
Pete

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Are you running a backup or any other intensive system programs when this happens?

Anything in the logs after the CPU spike?

You could limit the amount of CPU the application takes but this is possibly just patching an issue rather than fixing it.
 
Old 06-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #4
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What filesystem is the drive? I assume ext3? 5-10gb is running low on space but I'm not sure whether this would effect ntsf mount.

To view file sizes you can run du -h --max-depth=1 (command in debian may be different on your dist) to print a list of directory and sizes.

You won't really need to defrag a Linux file system. You can check the drives consistency with fsck (file system check), you will need to unmount the external drive prior to running this and I'd recommend backing anything you may need up first (best practice).

Jon
 
Old 06-22-2009, 08:47 PM   #5
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The file system is HPFS/NTFS.

Thanks for the other info.

Pete

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What filesystem is the drive? I assume ext3? 5-10gb is running low on space but I'm not sure whether this would effect ntsf mount.

To view file sizes you can run du -h --max-depth=1 (command in debian may be different on your dist) to print a list of directory and sizes.

You won't really need to defrag a Linux file system. You can check the drives consistency with fsck (file system check), you will need to unmount the external drive prior to running this and I'd recommend backing anything you may need up first (best practice).

Jon
 
Old 06-22-2009, 09:03 PM   #6
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Arh, if its NTFS (should have twigged really as its a ntfs mount problem :P) you wont want to run FSCK on it. Its a Linux file check. as its NTFS defrag and check disk via windows.
 
  


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