Re: IO stats in /proc/partitions

From: Denis Vlasenko (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 11:55:03 EST

On 4 May 2002 19:35, Tomas Szepe wrote:
> > 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!

And peppering code with cute little comments + feeding patches to Rusty's
'trivial' patchbot.

BTW, are units consistent? Kilobytes? Pages? Sectors?

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