top for IO stats

David Malone dwmalone at
Tue Aug 28 13:23:28 PDT 2007

On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 01:14:30PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 02:47:08PM -0500, Decibel! wrote:
> > Is there anything like top, but for filesystem activity? Google hasn't
> > turned up anything...
> I think what you're looking for is iostat(8).  Keep in mind that this
> doesn't break things down "per process" however.  fstat(1) would work
> for that.

You can get some per-process I/O stats by starting top and pressing
"m" to put it in io mode.


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