Ah, sweet relief!
Filemon tells me that Mozy and/or Google Desktop was thrashing while watching parts of Google Chrome’s Safe Browsing stuff so I set it so that Mozy doesn’t watch that stuff. I also disabled Chrome’s Phishing and Malware protection. Now my computer has stopped its insessent disk thrashing (at least for now)
I’m using Chrome 22.214.171.124 and Mozy 126.96.36.199.
Google Chrome will thrash to disk a lot to disk, at least in version 0.2.149.27, build 1583 (the first publically available beta) in Windows XP. It is so bad that my entire computer locks up a bit and becomes unresponsive. Disabling phishing and malware protection seems to stop the thrashing:
- Click on the monkey-wrench icon to the right of the address bar.
- Choose “Options” from the menu.
- Click the “Under the Hood” tab
- Disable the “Enable phishing and malware protection” check-box