Hald and hard disk activity

Ron Morse rmorse32 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 14 01:41:18 UTC 2006

I don't know about the rest, but the periodic disk activity 
(I see it here, too) will cause no problem. Ignore it.


On Thursday 13 July 2006 17:37, John wrote:
> With a fresh install of Kubuntu 6.06 all appears to be
> fine except the hard disk light briefly flickers every
> couple of seconds, even when I have left it with nothing
> to do for a long while.
> Running "top" did not show anything major running, but
> the hard disk activity is very brief, just often.
> Looking at "ps -aux" I started to kill processes.
> Eventually, I find that the excessive hard drive activity
> can be switched off by killing the six processes:-
> hald-addon-acpi
> hald-addon-keyboard
> hald-addon-storage
> hald-addon-storage
> hald-addon-storage
> hald-addon-storage
> I am assuming that the hardware abstraction layer daemon
> is concerned with testing to see if any new devices are
> added such as USB items.
> What problems will I find if I kill these processes?
> Is there anyway around these?
> Does the hard disk activity matter (Will it cause the HD
> to wear out faster?) or should I leave it alone and put
> up with the constant flickering of the led?
> John

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