[driverloader] Constant, excessive disk activity with D-Link DWL-G650 rev B3

Vladimir G. Ivanovic vladimir at acm.org
Thu Mar 11 10:06:32 EST 2004

My disk is *constantly* active. I can shut the activity off with `ifdown
eth0' ;-) 

When I say constantly, I mean 200-300 KB/s and 30% CPU (according to
gkrellm). This has a huge performance hit on my old, slow NEC Versa SX
(300 MHz Pentium II, 256 MB, 40GB disk). It nearly, but not quite, makes
the system unusable.

I am running a fully updated Fedora Core 1 (2.4.22-1.2174.nptl kernel)

How can I shut this needless disk activity off?


--- Vladimir

P.S. More information, including the output of `dldrconfig --dumpdiag'
gladly provided.

Vladimir G. Ivanovic                        http://leonora.org/~vladimir
2770 Cowper St.                                         vladimir at acm.org
Palo Alto, CA 94306-2447                                 +1 650 678 8014

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