System frozen by continuous harddisk-reading
Posted on 2002-04-17
I have this problem for quite a long time.
Each time when I start my linux machine, it works quite stable in the first few hours. And then it begins to read/write the harddisk continuously. At the same time it response neither the mouse clicking nor the keyboard typing. I must restart the computer to get it to work in the next few hours :-(
Cann anybody tell me how should I do about it?
Some additional informations:
I use SUSE Linux 7.2, Kernel 2.4
I have 2 Harddisks in my machine, one for windows, one for linux.
The Harddisk for windows is full.
The one for linux has still capacity.
/dev/hdb1 ext2 23Mb /boot free:18.3M
/dev/hdb3 ext2 9.14Gb / free:2.46G
Should I establish a swap partition? Can I do it on the hdb3?
Thanks a lot