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WarHawk
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iotop

Post by WarHawk » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:07 am

I highly recommend anyone that want to know what is writing to the devices of your linux machine get a program called iotop
Linux has always been able to show how much I/O was going on (the bi and bo columns of the vmstat 1 command).

Iotop is a Python program with a top like UI used to show of behalf of which process is the I/O going on. It requires Python ≥ 2.7 and a Linux kernel ≥ 2.6.20 with the TASK_DELAY_ACCT CONFIG_TASKSTATS, TASK_IO_ACCOUNTING and CONFIG_VM_EVENT_COUNTERS options on.
http://guichaz.free.fr/iotop/

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I simply installed it with

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# sudo apt-get install iotop

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