Michael Cronenworth wrote: > Why would Linux be waking up every 5 to 10 seconds to write to the disk > when I am sitting at my desktop or sitting at the login screen? (i.e. No > programs running. Only 40 total wakeups seen in powertop) > > - Seagate 320gig SATA > - XFS filesystem, relatime mount option enabled > - link_power_management_policy set to min_power > - vm.dirty_writeback_centisecs is set to 1500 > > I even unmounted /boot (default ext3) but that did not change anything. > Every 5 to 10 seconds I see the HDD light flash and sometimes I hear a > very faint "beeping" like the drive is waking up or powering off, > whichever it is doing. > > Thanks, > Michael > If it is really the hard drive, it is probably rsyslogd doing something with the log files. When you are logged in, the CD/DVD drive is also checked to see if there is a disk in the drive. This will also light the HDD light in most systems. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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