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pwatch

pwatch is a set of tools for analyzing what a process is doing. Only the "io" command is currently implemented. It presents I/O activity in a nice ncurses screen and allows you to sort by the read/write speed or the number of bytes read/written since the start of the program. It was written to easily detect which program is eating a lot of I/O bandwidth.

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  •  30 Oct 2010 22:26

    Release Notes: anon_inotify files are excluded. The name of the program is shown in the first line. There is no need for get_sort_by. Cosmetic changes were made.

    •  27 May 2008 10:31

      Release Notes: This release added a warning for users without a recent kernel, renamed "iotop" to "io", improved speed of scrolling, uses netlink for getting statistics about processes (instead of /proc/pid/io, which is racy), and made many small fixes.

      •  23 Oct 2007 15:10

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        Recent comments

        23 Oct 2007 12:39 catalinboie

        Re: postgres is a requirement?!


        > running configure on a mac:

        >

        > PRJ=pwatch, VER=0.0.1, REV=1,

        > EXPORT_PATH=/data/www/umbrella/kernel/us/pwatch

        > Search for PostgreSQL..../duilder: line

        > 1: pg_config: command not found

        > not found!

        > Build Makefile...

        > sed: illegal option -- -

        > usage: sed script [-Ean] [-i extension]

        > [file ...]

        > sed [-an] [-i extension] [-e

        > script] ... [-f script_file] ... [file

        > ...]

        >

        No, duilder is the building system that search also for PostgreSQL.

        The problem is the version of sed do not supports --file.

        Just replace 'sed --file' with 'sed -f'. I already did this, and will appear in the next version.

        Thanks a lot for reporting!

        23 Oct 2007 09:47 bambo

        postgres is a requirement?!
        running configure on a mac:

        PRJ=pwatch, VER=0.0.1, REV=1, EXPORT_PATH=/data/www/umbrella/kernel/us/pwatch

        Search for PostgreSQL..../duilder: line 1: pg_config: command not found

        not found!

        Build Makefile...

        sed: illegal option -- -

        usage: sed script [-Ean] [-i extension] [file ...]

        sed [-an] [-i extension] [-e script] ... [-f script_file] ... [file ...]

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