Re: [opensuse] System Slow Hard Drive Churning
- From: Ruediger Meier <sweet_f_a@xxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 09:30:59 +0100
On Monday 09 January 2012, Swapnil Bhartiya wrote:
I was running resource hungry applications such as
Thunderbird, Liferea and sometimes copys data in GBs the RAM was full
(I was getting only 4GB out of 8 and most of the times the resources
were using around 3+GB RAM). Is that a possibility that low RAM can
lead to HDD churning?
When system starts swapping then you'll get high HD load. If you even
run fully out of memory could be that your system becomes unusable at
all and you may come to the wrong conclusion "My system freezes because
of the HD noise".
But who knows ... could also be you have some bad blocks on swap
partition causing problems when system is swaping only. Just check it
to be sure:
badblocks -s /dev/sda
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