Hardy abnormal disk use on battery

Jerone Young jerone at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 20:11:42 UTC 2008

Hmm..this is a guess...I have a feeling this is the new indexing
search (tracker) feature at work (which I personally hate.. but it's a
feature somebody is using). In your task bar you should see a
magnifying glass (usually orange on the inside). In right click on it
to find prefrences. You see a check box to diable or enable

Does it help when that is disabled ?

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Milan Bouchet-Valat <nalimilan at club.fr> wrote:
> Hi all!
>  I noticed that on Hardy, when (and only when) my laptop is on battery,
>  the hard disk makes a sound every second or so, and never stops, even
>  when no application is running but the desktop.
>  atop reports this is pdflush that is writing something to the disk, but
>  I could not identify why. What is strange is that as soon as I plug the
>  power cable, the sound stop (rather illogical, sin't it?). Before
>  reporting a bug I'd like to know if anyone sees this behavior - just
>  unplug the cable and listen!
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