if my disks start spinning wildly i wanna know whats causing it

Evan eapache at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 00:08:14 UTC 2010

For me it's mostly mlocate's updatedb

I often find that if you sort by cpu-usage then the active program will
float near the top even though it isn't using more than a fraction of a
percent of cpu (given that most of it's activity is IO).

I agree it would be nice though - maybe create a blueprint on launchpad, or
upstream with gnome?


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Larry D'Anna <larry at elder-gods.org> wrote:

> On 2010-02-08, Rene Veerman <rene7705 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi..
> >
> > I got a feature request for "system monitor" for you:
> >
> > Please add the ability to view disk-activity/second per program
> > running per mountpoint.
> > Don't forget to include system-level processes.
> >
> > Very occasionally my disks start spinning without me knowingly initiating
> it,
> > and i would really like to be able to look up quickly which program is
> > responsible.
> I bet it's tracker.  That thing is grade A Evil.
>  --larry
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