[TriLUG] Other ways to get to iostat data?
robdale at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 14:49:47 EDT 2011
/proc/stat contains system statistics.
/proc/uptime contains system uptime.
/proc/partitions contains disk statistics (for pre 2.5 kernels
that have been patched).
/proc/diskstats contains disks statistics (for post 2.5 kernels).
/sys contains statistics for block devices (post 2.5 kernels).
/proc/self/mountstats contains statistics for network filesystems.
On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Jason Watts <jsnonzzr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an interesting (to me at least) project I am working on for work. I
> need to get disk usage stats out of a very stripped down purpose rebuilt
> redhat linux distro. Does anyone have any insight on how/were iostat is
> pulling its data? I cannot install new tools or I will have
> my warranty voided on some rather expensive hardware, but I am allowed to
> run my own scripts and add things to cron. A quick google
> search didn't seem to turn up much on the inner workings of iostat so I was
> hoping the infinite wisdom of trilug could get me going a bit further on
> this little mini project I have been tasked.
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