disk utilization

nodata lsof at nodata.co.uk
Wed May 16 16:41:15 UTC 2007

Am Mittwoch, den 16.05.2007, 07:30 +1000 schrieb Steven Heimann:
> I would appreciate any suggestions as to how to track it down.
> Thank you and regards
> Steven

Normally this is a case of watching top, and most of the time the cpu
eater is the one that is also hogging the disk.

But to answer your question. There is no i/o focused top.
You could probably get what you want using SystemTap though.

Alternatively, if you want to get a lot of info, you can print disc
access to the kernel ring buffer and deduce from that:

echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/block_dump

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