iotop, your best friend when LED of HD stays on
Sep 18, 2009, 00:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In situations like that where are a lot of disk
activities, come the question “What now?”, how to
verify what is doing such a lot of disk access?
"There are tools for that, like iostat and vmstat columns bi and
"Iostat is a tool that’s is very handy in cases like this
one, but his values interpretation and the way that the values are
on screen aren’t frendly.
"For that, there’s a very handy tool, iotop, it have a
very nice CLI interface that show the I/O data. Utilize the very
own values that kernel pass throught and show us in a very elegant