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July 14th, 2009

iotop – simple top-like I/O monitor

Hardware, by suvi.

iotop does for I/O usage what top does for CPU usage. It watches I/O usage information output by the Linux kernel (requires 2.6.20 or later) and displays a table of current I/O usage by processes on the system. Handy for answering the question “Why is my disk churning so much?”.

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