iotop

October 8, 2009

linux

iotop is a very neat tool showing the processes which do the most i/o in a top-like manner.

Again having fun with SLES:

SLES-10:

# rpm -i /tmp/iotop-0.3.2-1.1.x86_64.rpm 
warning: iotop-0.3.2-1.1.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID ee454f98
error: Failed dependencies:
python >= 2.5 is needed by iotop-0.3.2-1.1.x86_64

Goes off and installs SLES-11

SLES-11:

# rpm -i
warning: /tmp/iotop-0.3.2-1.1.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID ee454f98
error: Failed dependencies:
python < 2.6 is needed by iotop-0.3.2-1.1.x86_64

Nooooo!

I finally made a symlink from /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/iotop to /usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/iotop which did the trick.

Oh, and you will need a kernel version > 2.6.20 to have it work.

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