[CentOS] Drive activity every 30sec

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 8 10:36:43 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 08 July 2008 11:12:53 Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 July 2008 00:51:59 Florin Andrei wrote:
> >> Bottom line: disable atime on all systems unless you _really_ need to do
> >> disk forensics. You will see a performance improvement in almost every
> >> scenario.
> >
> > I'd like to try this on this laptop. How do you do it?
> Put noatime in the options bit on the fstab and that should do the
> trick. For details, see "man 8 mount".
> You can have noatime, nodiratime (I am not sue if this is covered with
> the first option, really).
> The "defaults" key word usually maps to: rw, suid,
> dev,exec,auto,nouser,async
> On top of that atime is also is used as a default.
> Once you remount your partition, mount should report like:
> /dev/sda1 on /data8 type ext3 (rw,noatime)
> Works here. :)
So I need to do this for local mounts, or for all mounts?  I have /, home, two 
windows partitions and some nfs mounts.

The reason I want to try it is that the laptop appears to be running much 
hotter under KDE4 than it did under KDE3, so I want to test whether 
over-frequent updates is the reason or not.  For instance, if I minimise this 
message then maximise it again, the fan will start.  Obviously, if there was 
a problem with the temp mounting I would take it out again.


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