Re: IO stats in /proc/partitions

From: Tomas Szepe (
Date: Sat May 04 2002 - 16:35:34 EST

> I recently spent a week trying to track down the units used for the disk stats
> in /proc/stat. Through a combination of queries on the LKML and trucking
> through the source with rgrep, I managed to get my questions answered. It
> matters to me and to the people I work for exactly how many bytes the I/O
> subsystem is handling per second, and how close to the capacity of the I/O
> subsystem a machine is operating. I consider the fact that I had to dig for
> and ask for this information unacceptable.

But hey, you've suffered thru it, which, guess what, makes you the perfect
candidate to have the honor of writing the docs!

Take care,
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