Hardy abnormal disk use on battery

Jan Claeys lists at janc.be
Thu Apr 24 19:45:03 UTC 2008

Op zondag 20-04-2008 om 20:35 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Milan
> 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!

Just a guess: check your logfiles if anything starts spewing error or
warning messages when you are on battery?

Jan Claeys

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