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Use LatencyTOP to Find Out Where Process Latency is Coming From

Sep 08, 2008, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Martin)

"The best way to invoke latencytop is by passing no command-line options. LatencyTOP will then start with a curses interface and continually update the display with information about what process has the greatest latency on your system. If you pass the -d option, LatencyTOP will print the current top latencies and exit. If you pass --block, the program will print some debug-level messages about block IO.:

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