Re: which process is accessing my hard drive?
On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 10:27:41AM -0700, s. keeling wrote:
> Incoming from Matt Price:
> > I'm trying to set my (aging) laptop up for maximum power
> > efficiency. using hdparm, I set the spindown time very short, I don't
> > use x, and I've gone so far as to shutdown things like cron and atd.
> > Pretty much the only thing I have running is emacs (see the output of
> > ps, attached). But somehow the hard drive keeps spinning back up
> > spontaneously. Who's accessing my hard drive?? I don't have the
> > slightest idea how to find out, or (even better) figure out how to
> > stop it from happening.
> I may not have your solution, but a couple of points:
> - kswapd, bdflush, klogd _may_ be your problem.
if so, what should I do? They have such low process numbers I've
always thought they were all absolutely essential. Can I mess with
> - do you really want portmap, inetd, xfs, and sshd running on a laptop?!?
> I can see inetd (my exim seems to need it), but if you never ssh
> _into_ that box, you don't need sshd. You don't need portmap except
> if you're connecting to NFS, and xfs seems a waste of resources on a
> small box except if you're running apps that demand its abilities.
I actually DO ssh into the laptop sometimes -- not often, but
sometimes when transfering data I want to work excluseively on my
desktop... but I ought to be able to turn it off without any problem,
I'll do that.
I don't really know what xfs is for -- occasionally I do work in a gui
on Openoffice -- since fonts were so hard to set up I'm loathe to mess
with them, but if in fact xfs is always unnecessary I'll just get rid
of it. I just checked and the only other package apt wants to remove
with it is x-window-system. Do you think that makes it safe to remove
Portmap I'll get rid of right now.
well, that's a start -- thanks!