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What is causing this disk I/O spike?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and I'm experiencing a strange problem. I'm attempting to use sbuild to build a Debian package and everything works well enough for the first few ...
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/proc/diskstats and iostat are right? strange values on my test

My question is quite simple.. I am doing some tests to confirm the perfect work of both (diskstats and iostat) disk meters and something is wrong here. I write this command on cmd and I get the ...
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Saving Uploaded Files to Server from Tomcat

I'm running a web app on Tomcat7 on Ubuntu. I can upload a file, however I want to save the file on a temp directory on the server (not in the Tomcat directories). I guess my Tomcat server is ...
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How to tune HDD read cache? or alternative view on WD Green problem

Setup WD Green HDDs have a feature of parking themselves after 8 sec of inactivity. The timeout can be changed. My portable PC has WD Green HDD as well as another SSD. I have Ubuntu on SSD and use HDD ...
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Using dd to test Write speeds

I'm trying to check the write speed of different devices that I have using the following: dd bs=1M count=256 if=/dev/zero of=/path/to/device oflag=dsync I want an accurate reading of write speed ...
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How to trace/monitor the I/O of a Linux command

I ran find / -name abc.html and a short time after I ran this command again. This time it was very fast, so I know the find must be caching the result somewhere. How can I find out where the cache is ...
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Complete I/O error HDD after doing dd

Ok, before reading this, I just want to say that this is not a duplicate post. I once owned a Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB that contains Windows 8. After messing up a bit, it restarted and what I saw ...
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Very inconsistant mouse wheel scrolling

Every time I start my Ubuntu the mouse wheel scroll seems to be set to a random amount. Normally it should scroll three line per click but each new boot it seems to set a random amount of scroll. I ...
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Cgroups I/O read restriction

I am trying to restrict group to read operation to 100 per second. Here is my cgroups configuration: # Configuration file generated by cgsnapshot mount { blkio = /cgroup/blkio; } group ...
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Writing to a specific memory location

I am trying to edit a file inside /proc/devices-tree to be exact, and i am unable to do so, I am getting: "permission denied" or "Input/Output error". I have tried all possible combinations of ...
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Main data drive giving I/O errors

My main data drive is throwing up all sorts of weird I/O Errors: (tail of dmesg output) [ 7081.267852] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Unhandled error code [ 7081.267856] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: ...
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Small SSD, large SATA. What can I move to SATA?

I've got a 601GB Linux partition which can be written to at up to 84.7MB/s (ref). My 62GB can be written to at 366MB/s (ref). Down to my last ~360MB. What should I move over and mount from my other ...
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Segfaults and “Read-only filesystem” after a dist-upgrade

After running an apt-get dist-upgrade on my 14.04 home server, it seems like something may have gone wrong which has left the box unusable. It all started with this: Preparing to unpack ...
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How to persist the output of espeak command line [duplicate]

Trying to persist the voice generated by espeak command line , we do the following espeak "Peace upon to you" > greeting.mp3 Unfortunately , we've got an empty MP3 file (0 bytes) How to ...
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File splicing – Input Output error

File splicing – Input Output error I need to copy about 1TB of data from an internal SATA disk to another external SATA disk. The copying consistently stops after some 300 to 400 GB, with the error ...
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Why does my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop lock up when I do large data transfers between hard drives?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a system that I built from parts. All software is up to date according to update manager. Kernel is 3.13.0-39-generic GCC version 4.8 (i686-linux-gnu) Xorg version ...
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Crash, followed by I/0 error

I'm looking for help diagnosing an issue I'm having with Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I'm a relative newbie to all this, so I'm not really sure where to start. Basically what happens is this: computer ...
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EXT4 - jbd2/dm-1-8 - lazy initialization

I am running an operation that requires a lot of disk IO. It was going extremely quickly on my 500GB SSD until jbd2/dm-1-8 appeared in my iotop and is now permanently at 95-99%. From reading online, ...
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Disk monitor software

Can't find something similar to windows resource monitor software (input output monitor). I need tool which draws disk load graphic and processes which uses disk input or output. There are a lot of ...
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How To write to Sub-D I/O using bash

I want to control(write and read) the sub-d parallel Pins (usually used for interfacing a printer) using bash-scripts. I know, that I could use pySerial or c, but I don't like them;). I want to use ...
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sh: echo: I/O error on pm-suspend Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Fujitsu Lifebook U772 after a long hiatus with Opensuse and after the install, it appears that pm-suspend works out of the box. A few days of setting up later, ...
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14.04 System hangs and IO errors

To my surprise, after todays fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install (fully updated as of today) I'm getting various problems like random hangs and I/O errors when copying/moving files (moving backup from HDD to ...
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Something is using my external drive. How do I find out what?

Whenever I attach my external LUKS drive to my laptop, the drive head starts rattling like crazy, as if I am copying the entire thing. Every now and then it pauses. I've seen some tools like iostat ...
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iotop shows 99.8% IO load on “--render” and “--extension” and “dropbox \fataldb” processes

folks. System works more or less fine, but stucks from time to time. I've tried to detect using iotop it and it seems that disk io is the bottleneck. chrome and jbd2 keep writing to disk all the ...
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How can System Monitor display disk io?

I can't imagine this is not possible.... but I can't figure out where to enable it. can't system monitor (gnome-system-monitor) display disk io?
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Too much disk read/write when launching an application

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on an old Dell Inspiron with 1 GB RAM and about 2 GB swap. Each time I launch an application (e.g. Thunar or Evince) it takes a pretty long time to be launched and I see a lot ...
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jbd2 constantly writing to disk [closed]

I know there are related issues, but none of them seem to apply to my case. Below is iotop output. jbd2 is constantly above 90% usage. It's been grinding away for 2 days. It stops for a while after a ...
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I/O error while reading a certain VCDs that plays well in windows in the same system

This is an annoying problem in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04 that I can't play a certain VCDs. This is not a missing codec or encrypted content issue - It raises an I/O error. Well, I suspected the VCD ...
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How can I find what process is trying to write to a CD that's offline?

I've got a Virtual CD which can mount remote media via IPMI. After doing an install of Ubuntu 12.10 I'm getting this error every 2 sec in the syslog and on the console: [628.890722] sr 6:0:0:0: ...
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Show files being accessed most in a short time period

So I've got a server that's struggling under the weight of several Wordpress installs. Things are relatively well cached (I am planning to improve things anyway) but I can quickly see that disk IO is ...
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Format partition to what block size for photos only

I have a lot of photos and am working on them extensively, mainly going quickly through them back and forth via a Photo Browser and also doing some work via scripts. Would that make sense to format ...
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How to prevent system blocking due to some I/O activities?

Sometimes my system (Ubuntu 10.04 .. 12.04) becomes almost unresponsive due to some I/O activities. For example, this happens when some RAM content is being moved to swap on resume from suspend mode. ...
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is there a way to create graphs for IO on server

is there a tool which allows to save a simple data to a file regarding the IO usage, so that I could use them to display a graph of IO usage? I need to use it on my server, with no graphical ...
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Disk operations consuming all memory - Ubuntu 12.10 i386

I'm having a strange problem with a new clean install of Ubuntu 12.10, any disk operations I do, like restoring a backup eats all my 8gb of ram, and it doesn't seen to release the memory, so I'm using ...
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What is causing Unity to be slow on startup?

A few days ago I noticed that after I login in, the top panel and the dash took a bit more time to load and I noticed more disc activity than usual. I thought that it might have been caused by some ...