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Old 06-18-2010, 03:09 AM   #1
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Why is the disk accessed when the system is idle?

GNU/linux kernel 2.6, Slackware 12.0

Every now and then, say with a period of one hour, the system begins accessing the hdd and doesn't stop accessing for at least 5 minutes. What can be the reason? Can it have something to do with the swap partition?

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maybe a cron job or anacron.. or similar type program which is scheduled to do this.
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Run 'top' or 'ps aux'. That should let you find out what's running.


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