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Re: Monitoring disk access

it could be that you are using a journalling filesystem like ext3 or 
reiserfs, 'cause those are writting to disk every 5 sec or so...
I haven't found out how to make it write to disk a little less often, but if 
anybody know how, I would like to hear about it!!


Citat Vincent Bernat <bernat@free.fr>:

> Hello !
> I am trying to spot the application which are regularly using the disk,
> waking it up from sleep and eating unnecessary my battery. Is there
> some program which could log (on a tmpfs of course ! ;-) ) any disk
> access with timestamp, file (well if it doesn't work at filesystem
> level, that doesn't hurt) and PID of the application for every disk
> access ?
> Moreover, the Battery Powered Linux HOWTO is quite old, is there some
> other documents about all this. For example, how to instruct Linux to
> keep the data in cache longer ?
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> Arcserve crashed the server again.
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