Frenzying disk activity
a.apprich at science-computing.de
Wed Jul 28 09:41:42 UTC 2004
Doru-Catalin Togea wrote:
> I leave my FC2 machine on at night and after about 8 hours of inactivity
> it starts some insane hardisk activity. This activity takes about one hour
> to complete and the PC is extremely little responsive while it is doing
> it. At the end of this activity, all my applications are closed down and I
> am logged out.
> I wonder what this could be and how necessary it is?
> I know RH9 used to do an updatedb and some other things at 4 a.m., but
> this happens arround 6 or 7 a.m. and it takes soooo awfully long and it
> logs me out.
> Any ideas what it can be?
If you know the time when this happens, check /var/log/messages to see
if the application(s) did some logging.
Also check for root's and other users crontab to see if there is
something scheduled for the night...
Just a thought...
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