There is a process that check both USB ports to see if a drive is plugged or unplugged. When you kill the 2 processes doing so, you'll notice your drives will not have "pings" anymore. I do not remember the name of the process, but there is "usb" in the name if I remember well.
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From: dugr949 <dugr949@...
Sent: Saturday, July 1, 2006 4:45:38 PM
Subject: [nslu2-general] NSLU2 Unslung 6.8 pings drive every 4 seconds
I'm stumped! I have a NSLU2 Unslung 6.8 running Twonkyvision 3.1. and
cups for the printserver.
About every 4 seconds the NSLU2 accesses the hard drive briefly...
(more like a ping). The drive is a Western Digital 60gb 2.5" Drive
using USB Port 2.
After killing the mediaserver and cups processes the drive is still
being pinged about ever 4 seconds.
Reboot without drive then connect drive and after it mounts it sits
idle. I unmount the drive and run fsck....
# umount /dev/sda1
# /sbin/fsck.ext3 -f /dev/sda1
e2fsck 1.34 (25-Jul-2003)
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found.
Inode 131100 was part of the orphaned inode list. FIXED.
Inode 557061 was part of the orphaned inode list. FIXED.
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information
reboot system and let it boot with the drive and it goes back to the
Again, if I reboot the system without the drive and the mount then
drive I have the same disk error as stated above in the same location.
Everthing else is opperating fine.
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