HDD Light Flashing A Lot
Hi, the hdd activity light is flashing a lot on my pfsense box more than once a second, the light flashes even if theres no inet access as well.
I'm running 1.2-FINAL, no other packages installed. Spec is Dual P3 600MHz, 512mb ram, 40gb HDD (smallest I had). I've checked on "top" and nothing stands out. PHP seems to use a slight bit of cpu but thats it.
Any help would be great
sammy2ooo last edited by
eh?? So what? If you don't suffer from any performance issues, just don't care about it. Maybe your FW is swaping a lot… but if there is no problem don't fix it... anything within the logs?
Only DHCP requests etc in the logs. SWAP = 0% according to the front page. Theres no performance hit, and if there is I can't tell. Would be nice to know why its flashing as much as it is.
Valhalla1 last edited by
well I was curious and it doesn't look like the "iostat" binary is included in pfsense.. I also couldn't find a binary package for it, if you really wanted you could probably :
install freebsd 6.2 on a virtual machine or spare pc, and copy (via scp i guess) the iostat binary over to pfsense and that might help you find out whats using the disk
Cheers mate, i'll have a go.
cmb last edited by
The RRD graph data gathering will write to the drive a decent amount, a few other things will read from disk periodically.