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Old 06-04-2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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CentOS: Iostat read/s and write/s statistics contains decimal


Hi All,

I use iostat to monitor disk utilization for CentOS servers via a periodical cron of iostat -x with time stamp.

Anyway, notice that the stats (read/second & write/second included) contains decimals.

Device: r/s w/s
sda 0.35 1.44

I was expecting the result to be a whole number. The man page does not seem to explain how iostat arrives at the decimaled value. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Last edited by jgoh; 06-04-2014 at 08:58 AM.
 
Old 06-04-2014, 09:23 AM   #2
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Why - it's a rate per second.
 
Old 06-04-2014, 12:22 PM   #3
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I just realized how silly this question is. Thanks svg00.

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:42 PM   #4
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Not silly to ask - sillier to continue on not knowing.
 
  


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