[CentOS] Constant disk activity

Markus Falb markus.falb at fasel.at
Thu Mar 22 07:50:00 EDT 2012


On 22.3.2012 05:24, dnk wrote:
> I have an old server (home use now), and i just did a fresh install of 5.8 on it. But the disk is constantly noisy.
> 
> When running iotop, there is nothing blaring out at me.

> Any tips to quiet this thing down?

hdparm and smartmontools are your friends maybe.
I would trying the following:

The disk is ok? S.M.A.R.T long selftest/status is ok?

Automatic Acoustic Management feature set?
AAM (Actually I really dont know if this would/could help)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_acoustic_management

Power Management feature set?
play with Power Management Settings of the harddrive.

-- 
Kind Regards, Markus Falb

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