Re: How to track hard drive seeks?(more info/questions)
> strace -p <update pid> -f didn't trap the bdflush process.
bdflush() is a system call, not a program. See the bdflush man page,
I thought bdflush() only wrote dirty file system buffers, so another
process (or kernel task) must be dirtying them. Try dropping into
single-user mode ("telinit 1") and starting and stopping individualy
programs (with "/etc/init.d/foo start" and "... stop") and seeing
whether the disk is used.
Carey Evans http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/
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