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Re: removing an ext2fs file forces disk activity

From: Atle
Subject: Re: removing an ext2fs file forces disk activity
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 15:18:33 +0100

Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 04:18:05PM +0100, Philip Dodd wrote:
> > One of the things I first noticed when running the Hurd (particularly
> > because it was running with an old and very noisy HD) was the incredible
> > amount of disk activity compared with exactly the same box running any other
> have the pager).  However, I was wondering about whether this particular
> sequence of commands requires disk activity.  Maybe it's just a bug
> somewhere that can be fixed.
This is the place where I can mention the weirdest thing I have
experienced in connection with this sort of thing:

When running a telnet session from my Linux PC to a BSD box, I see the
disk lamp go on, and I hear the disk go 'chack' each time I press a key
on the keyboard!

I can not reproduce this with any sort of coherence, although I believe
it is related to my firewall settings ... but how?

I dotn' know if this can really be called a bug, since it does not
affect the functionality (to have this 'feature' removed would in any
case be called a non-functional requirement) but I thought it worth
mentioning as a folkloric item ...

J. Atle Ramsli, programming in Beta, Icon and Flex/Flint for Wine.

I am a verteran KMan programmer, and I also have some Comal experience.
My first programming experience was on a 20-user ND-100 running SinTran, 
a mainstream operating system for supermini-computers.

What do you mean 'never heard of it?'

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