Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451409
some service utilizes disk too much
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:50:53 EST
Description of problem:
After making a fresh F9 installation the poor computer swaps (or reads/writes)
to/from the hard disk so much that the computer stops responding for minutes at
This repeats more or less every 15-30 minutes and more often if the computer is
my guess is that there is some indexing service running, but it's not showing up
on in the top command output, it is probably very low on CPU.
perhaps all indexing services should be much less aggressive in the future.
and if you have an idea on which service could cause the problem, please write a
Install fedora 9.
computer reads(/writes) disk like crazy, even when there is are other
When no applications use the disk, the OS should not do anything on the disk, or
sorry for changing the severity.
but this problem really makes the computer useless.
i just sat around and waited for 20 minutes for the OS to calm down.
the disk operations are still running a lot but at least i can type something on
please let me know if i can help you in any way.
perhaps there is a top command for the disk read/writes that i could issue to
find out which processes read/write the most?
Try iotop. We can't really fix your issue without knowing what process you're
seeing cause the disk I/O.
thank you a lot for the info on iotop.
This bug may be closed and rejected. After a few days of testing only one
application stood as the possible problem, firefox.
hence i will file a bug there and again apologize here.