Random hard disk activity.
I have an old box which acts as radio/cd-player/mp3-player. When I play
mp3s, every few minutes (2-6 min, no particular time) there is hard disk
activity which brings the mp3 player to a halt for a few seconds after
which it continues (too few CPU cycles to decode the mp3 maybe?). I haven't
been able to find out what process causes this.
And to be honest, this also happens when I run other programs, only the
effect is not so profound, eg. I hear the HD activity, but the CD-player
simply plays on.
Anybody some pointers to where I might look or what to tweak. Thanks --hans