Every 10-30 seconds, my HD (eide 18 gig Quantum) makes a HD access (read or write or seek), for no apparent reason. No logging seems to be taking place, from what I can see. However, this prevents the drive from entering standby mode. It is a standalone system with a cable modem, so inactivity should put the sys. into standby - no one is loging in to the system. Does anyone have a clue as to why this is happening? I've posted a process list (ie. results from ps aux) at http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~umvajcne/pslist
if anyone wants to see what's running in case that gives a clue. The only odd thing I can see is that dmesg reports continually VFS: Disk change detected on device ide1(22,0). Guh?
thanks in advance