busy disk

thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 15:18:15 UTC 2014

On Tue, 27 May 2014 16:45:45 -0500, Preston Hagar wrote:

> You might want to install iotop:
> sudo apt-get install iotop
> Then next time you see a 100% busy or disk access seems to be high, run
> sudo iotop

I'm almost positive it's a bug:

updatedb.mlocate uses 100% of the hdd IO. The OS is completely unusable.


although it only happened for a few minutes.  Aside from being annoying, 
that level of read/write on a sustained basis doesn't sound good for hard 


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