Re: [nslu2-general] openslug random disk i/o
> Greetings,I've twice tried to resolve this sort of problem on a Linux PC. In one
> installed openslug (2.7b) successfully yesterday, and everything's working great except...
> Every couple of minutes I get 10-40 seconds of random disk activity. The slug is running
> very few services (vsftpd, sshd), and according to /proc/meminfo, swap is unused and I
> have about 8MB main memory available also. Any recommendations on how to track down
> what is writing to the disk? Aside from the noise being annoying, I'm worried that the
> lifetime of my disk is being shortened. Thanks,
case it turned out that the buzzing noise every minute or so was the
disk doing its self-test. In the other case I used
/proc/sys/vm/block_dump (or some similarly-named file). If I recall
correctly you have to write 1 into that file and then dmesg will report
mountains and mountains of debug output telling you which files are
being accessed. However, this doesn't seem to be present on my Slug;
presumably the kernel has to be compiled with the right options enabled
or module loaded.