Re: Disk access.
> How I can find what processes access harddisk frequently, periodically
> from ~20sec to ~20sec ?
I did go to some extent to spin down my disk, here are som e info;
What file system are you using?
"Journaling filesystems like ext3, reiserfs or xfs bypass the kernel's
delayed write mechanisms. This amounts to lousy spindown times when
working off such a partition. There's no workaround for this."
Also google "noatime".
Also check out the "-" character in syslog conf.
Finally - i bought a SSD to get complete silence... :)