I am running a corporate-issued remix of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7. Every now and then, my hard drive will slow down to a crawl due to non-sequential file reading activity, and I believe it might be due to a company-issued workstation security enforcement app which I am not allowed to shut down. My plan is to determine if one particular file is being read, and if this is the case, move these files to an USB 3.0 stick so they can be read faster than on a mechanical hard drive.
I searched for an answer on this, but the only alternative seems to be using the Linux audit subsystem (
auditd), which I'm not sure if it's going to be feasible using on my entire root filesystem.