Bug 55986 - iostat statistics in KB/s
Summary: iostat statistics in KB/s
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysstat
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-11-09 21:29 UTC by Frank Hirtz
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-12-12 20:16:35 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Frank Hirtz 2001-11-09 21:29:43 UTC
Description of Problem:
The iostat manpage says, in the BUGS section: 

Statistics in KB/s for each block device are not available by  default  due
 to Linux poor disk accounting.  For the   same reason,  a  kernel  patch 
need to be  applied  for extended statistics to be displayed.

Our performance tuning group only has tools to analyze system performance
in KB/s, not sectors/s.  What is the procedure for enabling this (the man
page says it's not available "by default" which means it should be
available by some mechanism)?

--MSDW request

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-12-11 22:02:30 UTC
So the request is?

Comment 2 Frank Hirtz 2001-12-11 22:05:33 UTC
It's a Morgan Stanley feature request. They'd like to have this ability added.

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-12-12 20:16:30 UTC
The extended information patch is part of the kernel, and the information has
been removed from the man page to avoid confusion.

Comment 4 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-02-28 23:21:16 UTC
sysstat-4.0.3-1 from http://people.redhat.com/teg/sysstat/ has this capability.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.