Hardy abnormal disk use on battery

Przemysław Kulczycki przemekkulczycki at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 21:11:59 UTC 2008

Milan Bouchet-Valat pisze:
> 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!

Do you have laptop mode enabled?
My guess is that it might be the (in)famous bug 59695.

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