laptop disk access

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Fri Nov 12 19:29:02 GMT 2004


On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 10:58:41AM -0800, Mike Bate wrote:

> With both Warty and Hoary, my laptop does a hard disk access every few 
> seconds, even when the machine has been just sitting for an hour.
> 
> What is happening, and can/should/how do I stop this or reduce the 
> frequency?
> 
> ('hdparm -S20 /dev/hda' was suggested on IRC, no change)

https://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/IdleDisk

has some hints.

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 - mdz




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