[ubuntu-uk] How do I kill jbd2?

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 21:17:02 UTC 2018

On 1 February 2018 at 20:58, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes that's right, kill it, before my laptop, myself or both go out of the
> window.  Why, my disk has been clattering away for the last 4 hours and
> it's getting right up my nose?  My annoyance is mostly due to moving away
> from Windows so that the anti-virus wasn't constantly hammering my disk,
> instead jbd2 has taken over.  I could understand it if I thought it had
> something to do, but it's beyond my extremely limited knowledge of ubuntu.
> Worse is that it will go hours or even days without a peep. What gives?

Is there anything noteworthy in /var/log/syslog when this happens?  Also
worth telling us which release of Ubuntu you are using, and which flavour
if it is not the basic one.

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