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Old 02-18-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Real time info about disk activity.


kernel 2.6.21.5, Slackware 12.0

Hi:
How can I obtain real time information about disk activity (processes transfering data to/from the hard disk)? Regards.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Use GKrellM. I think it's already included in Slackware. Try "gkrellm" at the command line.

In the configuration, you can select to show disk activity in aggregate or by disk.

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2.6.21 should have taskstats - use that. Google for iotop - it tests if taskstats is enabled in the kernel and uses them to produce a top like display for I/O.
 
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Most thankful to both of you and I'll see to use those programs in the future. Now, the problem I have just solved it, and it was a hardware one. I had, some time ago, unplugged the power cable from on of the hards but had left the signal ribbon cable plugged in. Then, in the BIOS, I simply left the unplugged hard (primary slave) 'Not installed'.

After writing, I remembered (gkrellm showed an alert in the disk) the problem I had that took me to disconnect power from the slave disk (a recurrent click in the unit) and did two things: I also unplugged the ribbon cable from the slave and made the BIOS to scan the disk units. This has proved to be a remedy. I'm sorry to have bothered you without having given the problem a little more thought. Regards.
 
  


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