Subject: Re: disk write instrumentation
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/10/2001 21:29:15
On Sat, Mar 10, 2001 at 11:27:23AM -0800, Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> I've already turned on "noatime, nodevmtime, softdeps" and I still get
> a some disk io every few minutes.  I'm not running whois or anything
> inherently noisy like that, but I do have cron, syslog, ntpd, amd,
> Xdm.  How do I find the villian short of exhaustive search by killing
> one daemon at a time?

The usual suspect at this point is the default atrun setup,
which adds a line to /var/cron/log every few minutes.