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Re: Monitoring disk access

On Fri, 02 Aug 2002, Walter Hofmann wrote:

> On Fri, 02 Aug 2002, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> > 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 ?
> Things I remember from doing the same on my Laptop:
>   - use "noatime" in /etc/fstab
>   - Silence syslogd by adding SYSLOGD="-m 0" in /etc/init.d/sysklogd
>   - Change /etc/cron.d/exim to prevent exim from running the queue every
>     15 minutes (mind the consequences!)
>   - increase the default-lease-time on the DHCP server

 - adding lpd_poll_time=0 to /etc/lpd.conf

Walter Hofmann

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