[CentOS] Constant disk activity

Thu Mar 22 11:46:38 UTC 2012
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>

On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 21:24 -0700, dnk wrote:
> Hi there,
> 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.
> And in nmon, the damn thing looks like it is doing nothing:
> Any tips to quiet this thing down? The server is very low use. I read
> a few people suggest converting to ext 2, but I'm not so sure about
> htat,..

(a) if you are using MD is it perhaps doing a rebuild/repair?
(b) "dstat" is also a nice tool
(c) find out the source of any I/O
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