[ubuntu-uk] How do I kill jbd2?

Tony Scott tonys at tonyscott.org.uk
Thu Feb 1 21:52:22 UTC 2018

Mark - here's a possible solution



Tony Scott

On 1 February 2018 at 21:44, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/02/18 21:17, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 1 February 2018 at 20:58, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at gmail.com
>> <mailto: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.
>> Colin
> Nothing has been written to /var/log/syslog for the last five minutes, and I
> can see gaps between write times of up 10 ten minutes.  Ubuntu 17.10.
> The disk is still clattering, that's getting towards five hours.  I don't
> understand why an OS should be hammering a disk that's got 95% free space
> when I've plenty of spare ram.  I've also read umpteen reports on this type
> of issue going back to at least 2011, so it's hardly a new issue, and
> something that I've have thought somebody would have a solution to.
> Worse still I can't go back to Windows as it has refused to perform an
> update since the end of November, with my latest attempts always failing
> with the downloads stuck at 97% :(
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