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Re: Something accessing hard drive

On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 03:24:02AM -0800, JoseC.Rodriguez@gmail.com wrote:
> I have set my hard drive to standby after a given time through laptop-
> mode. The hd actually passes to standby mode but only for half a
> second or so after which it spins up again. If I issue hdparm -y /dev/
> hda the same behaviour is observed.
> I checked the logs inmediatly after this happens but found nothing
> meaningful to me. As far as I can tell I have configured syslog.conf
> in a way that log daemons will not sync after each minor event. I
> deactivated some daemons to check whether they could be the cause
> (lpd, cron, hal)  but the problem persists.
> Is there a way to track down what is accessing the drive? I found a
> program called blktrace which seems to be useful in this situation,
> but I'd like to hear from any other suggestions.
> System is running sid with 2.6.23 custom kernel.

You may need something like noflushd.  Don't know if its on sid.  When
activated, it keeps the filesystem from syncing to disk unnecessarily.


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