Hardy abnormal disk use on battery

Milan Bouchet-Valat nalimilan at club.fr
Fri Apr 25 20:10:03 UTC 2008

Le jeudi 24 avril 2008 à 21:45 +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op zondag 20-04-2008 om 20:35 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Milan
> Bouchet-Valat:
> > 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?
Nothing there either. I've opened a bug report here:

Thanks anyway!

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