Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448167
firefox generates obscene amounts of disk activity
Last modified: 2008-05-23 17:09:59 EDT
Somewhere during the 3.0 betas, firefox started generating nasty amounts of disk
activity. The activity is occasionally so high that the machine becomes unusable
for a while.
It is something metadata related as it's kjournald that gets stuck in D state.
The filesystem is mounted with noatime, so that should not be the problem. I'm
not sure how to properly trace it beyond that.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 439908 ***