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Old 01-12-2009, 05:41 AM
Celejar
 
Default monitoring swap i/o

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:06:21 +0100
Pol <linux_milano@yahoo.it> wrote:

> I would like to be able to exactly monitor programs i/o in the swap
> area; 'top' does not seem to be the right tool as processes are sorted
> according to the total amount of swap space used, while i would like
> processes with high i/o activity (albeit in small amounts) to be
> highlighted.

Check out iotop?

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Old 01-12-2009, 03:32 PM
Hugo Vanwoerkom
 
Default monitoring swap i/o

Celejar wrote:

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:06:21 +0100
Pol <linux_milano@yahoo.it> wrote:


I would like to be able to exactly monitor programs i/o in the swap
area; 'top' does not seem to be the right tool as processes are sorted
according to the total amount of swap space used, while i would like
processes with high i/o activity (albeit in small amounts) to be
highlighted.


Check out iotop?



Good clue.
What shows up is pdflush. What's that?

Hugo


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Old 01-12-2009, 09:31 PM
Celejar
 
Default monitoring swap i/o

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:32:13 -0600
Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601@care2.com> wrote:

> Celejar wrote:
> > On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:06:21 +0100
> > Pol <linux_milano@yahoo.it> wrote:
> >
> >> I would like to be able to exactly monitor programs i/o in the swap
> >> area; 'top' does not seem to be the right tool as processes are sorted
> >> according to the total amount of swap space used, while i would like
> >> processes with high i/o activity (albeit in small amounts) to be
> >> highlighted.
> >
> > Check out iotop?
> >
>
> Good clue.
> What shows up is pdflush. What's that?

Not exactly sure, but this is the first hit when googling it:

http://www.westnet.com/~gsmith/content/linux-pdflush.htm

> Hugo

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