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I recently have noticed FS is writing to disk like it is penning a novel. 30-50% sometimes even 100% write. (observed in the task manager) the system resource monitor just says 'system' I have checked while on black dragon, and it remains between 0-1% disk activity

Anybody know what FS is doing? I don't recall this type  of disk activity before  but maybe just never payed attention. Even when recording video in SL I don't see this amount of disk write activity.

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The usual suspect for this behaviour is your antivirus software aggressively scanning the viewer folders, especially the cache.

Can you work through the steps on this wiki page to whitelist Firestorm in your antivirus software & see if this fixes the problem: https://wiki.firestormviewer.org/antivirus_whitelisting

If this doesn't help, which antivirus are you using?

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7 minutes ago, Whirly Fizzle said:

The usual suspect for this behaviour is your antivirus software aggressively scanning the viewer folders, especially the cache.

FS does this on my system too, but I run Linux and only an on-demand antivirus, ruling out the possibility that it is my AV.

I have a feeling like FS is aggressively and repeatedly updating the cache, even when the assets that it's trying to update are already in the cache, which could explain why I am so slow to rez recently.

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Most of what Firestorm writes is to the cache. I have the Firestorm cache, but nothing else, on a small SSD, which helped performance considerably. There's almost no disk I/O on the main disk after that.

You get to set where Firestorm puts its cache in Preferences, so that's easy to do.

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10 hours ago, Whirly Fizzle said:

The usual suspect for this behaviour is your antivirus software aggressively scanning the viewer folders, especially the cache.

I can see that it would give a lot of read activity, but I can't see how AV scanning would cause write activity?

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