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7415Re: [nslu2-general] Continuous Disk Access?

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  • Carl Lowenstein
    Jun 10, 2008
      On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:32 AM, ralph.unslunger
      <ralph.unslunger.yahoo@...> wrote:
      > I've just installed Unslung 6.10 Beta on my NSLU2, unlung it onto my
      > Western Digital, My Book Essential, 500GB (WD WDH1U5000E) USB HD, and
      > installed openssh and ushare.
      > All is working just fine (great work people!) except ...
      > I notice that the HD is being accessed every couple of seconds - even
      > when nobody is using the UPnP server.
      > Can anyone suggest any possible reasons for this?

      Most plausible possible reason:

      You have an ext3 file system on the HD. Its journal is being updated
      every 5 seconds by default.

      carl lowenstein
      marine physical lab, u.c. san diego
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