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Re: locating the source for hdd activity

On Monday 18 November 2002 12:49, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach David Goodenough <david.goodenough@btconnect.com> 
[2002.11.18.1314 +0100]:
> > Are you running ext3, because if you are it is the journaling code
> > that is causing this, it runs every 5 seconds.
> In fact, I am. Thanks. On another day I might have figured that out
> myself ;^>
> This is annoying...

There is some work being done (by Andrew Morton I think) to get around
this problem, but generally using a journaling file system on a laptop
is a Bad Idea (TM).  I think some of what he has been doing appears in
2.4.20, but for the rest you will have to wait for 2.6 (or whatever it
gets called).


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