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    SubjectRe: unknown io writes in 2.6.16
    On 5/10/06, Mark Hedges <hedges@ucsd.edu> 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.

    -Dave
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