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Re: how to find out which program is using the harddrive

On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 15:07 +0000, Joerg Sommer wrote:
> Tamas K Papp <tpapp@Princeton.EDU> wrote:
> > Even though I don't have sleep on my powerbook yet, I am OK with just
> > closing the lid and letting the screen sleep.  However, something is
> > using the hard disk about every 2 seconds...  How can I find out what
> > it is?
> echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/block_dump; cat /proc/kmsg; echo 0 >
> /proc/sys/vm/block_dump
> > lsof, now nothing changes there.  What else could it be?  Does
> Maybe you use an journaled file system? The kjournald write from time to
> time on the disk. Don't know, what he's doing there.

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