Excessive HDD activity

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cadium

26 Oct, 2016 09:42 PM

Ten Four fox in the latest PPC stable release (and the current Beta) is causing constant HDD activity (it sounds like data crawling).
When TenFourFox is quit the application stops responding and I have to Force quit the application. The HDD activity continues until TenFourFos is forced to quit.

OS X 10.4.11
Dual 2.3 PowerPC G5
4.5 Gb DDR2 SDRAM

TenFourFox 45.4.0

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 26 Oct, 2016 10:03 PM

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    Does this occur on some sites, or just doing nothing?

    If the latter, no such issue was reported during the beta test, and I haven't observed anything like that in any of the test machines which I use on a daily basis.

    I'd look in Activity Monitor and see if it's TenFourFox that's actually doing it. If not, that would be the app to investigate. If it is, a corrupt cache might do something like that, and I'd start off by trying to reset your profile (see link at lower right).

  2. 2 Posted by cadium on 26 Oct, 2016 10:56 PM

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    I could not pick up a detectable cause of the HDD activity, but it was intense and persistent once started. TFF was absolutely the cause (as the HDD activity quite when TFF was forced to quit). The TFF refresh you recommended seems to have cured the problem. Thank you.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 26 Oct, 2016 11:01 PM

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    I'm glad it's resolved.

  4. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 26 Oct, 2016 11:01 PM.

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