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Thread: Constant pdflush activity

  1. #1

    Default Constant pdflush activity

    This box has been very reliable until recently...

    It is an HP quad 64 with 8GB of ram.

    I ran opeSUSE 10.3 until recently, then switched to 11.0
    (format /, clean install). The disk blips about once every second.
    A quick look showed that pdflush was writing the sectors of
    sda2, in order, over, and over, and over. sda2 (reiser) is
    a data drive containing ISO images and home made mpegs - nothing
    else. I never access it unless I'm using Qdvdauthor.

    There's no Mono, no Beagle, no Kerry - all uninstalled.

    This machine has never done this. When I'm not using it, the
    disk has always been completely silent.

    As openSUSE 11.0 would occasionaly hang on boot for 2 or 3
    minutes before proceeding (and the kinternet VPN config refused
    to remember the VPN passwords), I switched back to 10.3
    (format /, clean install). The constant pdflush disk activity
    continues even on 10.3 - it did not do this with the previous
    10.3 install.

    blip, blip, blip, blip 24 x 7...it's driving me nuts.

    MemTotal: 8191240 kB
    MemFree: 7649504 kB
    Buffers: 42796 kB
    Cached: 269596 kB
    SwapCached: 0 kB
    Active: 220748 kB
    Inactive: 206724 kB
    SwapTotal: 2104472 kB
    SwapFree: 2104472 kB
    Dirty: 160 kB
    Writeback: 0 kB
    AnonPages: 115092 kB
    Mapped: 55112 kB
    Slab: 38980 kB
    SReclaimable: 24156 kB
    SUnreclaim: 14824 kB
    PageTables: 7984 kB
    NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
    Bounce: 0 kB
    CommitLimit: 6200092 kB
    Committed_AS: 311348 kB
    VmallocTotal: 34359738367 kB
    VmallocUsed: 90732 kB
    VmallocChunk: 34359644667 kB
    HugePages_Total: 0
    HugePages_Free: 0
    HugePages_Rsvd: 0
    Hugepagesize: 2048 kB

  2. #2
    Sun'sDay NNTP User

    Default Re: Constant pdflush activity

    Makes one wish that all "upgrades" really were. No?

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