Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57010
hard disk activity every 2 seconds -- caused by firewall???
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
Someone emailed me that my hard disk is accessed every 2 seconds because
the OS is looking for my firewall... Another person said that autorun was
to blame, but after killing autorun the noise persisted. the noise is
driving me nuts -- is there any way of fixing the problem if it is a
firewall issue? Several other people have posted on the Red Hat site, but
nobody seems to have found the actual cause. My best lead is the firewall
(which I configured upon installation, but do not know how to deactivate
or reconfigure). Thank you for your time... Matt
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in
2. Noise begins and persists.
3. None of the processes I kill has any effect on the noise
When I use the process management utility I can see the CPU activity cycle
from about 0 to 3% at about the same period as the hard drive activity.
I've tried killing as many processes as I can but nothing stops the noise.
you may have a look at /var/log/*:
try as root and see what is happening:
tail -f /var/log/*
Created attachment 39651 [details]
/var/log exerpts that look suspicious
this is the kernel flushing buffers to the disk