External Hard Drive Interaction
I have no idea what group this post should be in, since it seems to span several areas. So forgive me if its in the wrong place.
When I copy a large file (411MB) from my Windows PC to a linux PC that has a USB FAT32 external drive connected, someone seems to be caching (spooling) data to the hard drive of the linux PC. I am trying to figure out who is doing this and what can be done to stop or minimize the result of it.
I have encrypted partitions on the linux PC. When the copy is done from the Windows PC to the external drive connected of the linux PC, I see kcryptd jump up to the top of the top output and the system becomes unresponsive until the copy is done.
My setup is like this:
Windows PC --- samba --- Linux PC --- USB --- external drive (FAT32)
More info to cloud the issue:
---- USB --- external drive (NTFS) OK
---- eSTATA ---- external drive ( FAT32, NTFS) OK
Samba - 3.0.14 and 3.0.37
Kernel - 2.6.18
Anyone got a suggestion as what is causing this?