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SubjectRe: unknown io writes in 2.6.16
On 5/10/06, Mark Hedges <> wrote:
> I stop every non-kernel process except syslogd, klogd and the
> tty's. Interfaces are down. It is still in default runlevel.
> But the disk keeps clicking away.
> Any idea what's doing these writes?

It's most likely atime updates. Mount the partitions with noatime
option and your writes will go away.

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