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Random disk reads by "find"

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Hi all,

 

I'm currently seeing constant reads on disk2 of roughly 500KB/s-1.5MB/s. Having checked with the 'Open Files' plugin to see what is being read and what program is reading, i can see that random files are being read across multiple shares (some of which no plugins or dockers have access too) on the disk are they are being read by a program called 'find'.

 

Can anyone tell me if this is a Linux / unRAID process doing something, or do i need to start shutting things down to try and pinpoint what it is? 

 

Thank you,

 

Rich

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Ah, thank you. Good to know.

 

Do you know if it's normal for it to be taking this long, its been reading disk2 for nearly 12 hours now?

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Cache dirs continually runs the find command to try and keep the directory entries in RAM to speed up finding where a particular file is located.  But depending upon a lot of factors, it may cause the drive(s) to actually spin up to accomplish what its doing.  Exclude folders that you don't particularly care about access speed to.

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Another option if you still want faster speed in network browsing those shares is to install more RAM so more directory-entries aee able to be cached.

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