Would like disk activity

Asked by Cyrille37 on 2011-06-06

Hello,
And thanks for this nice software.

In gnome-system-monitor there is the CPU, Memory and Network graph, but nor a Disk activity graph.
It would be nice to add a disks activity graph.

Regards
Cyrille.

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2011-06-06
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2011-06-06
Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #1

You could try using iotop as an alternative.

HTH.

Cyrille37 (cyrille37) said : #2

Thanks Ian,

It's what I do.
But gnome-system-monitor is very easy and useful on the desktop.
If there is a disk activity graph it's easier to understand why the computer seems to be busy but the CPU seems to not be busy ;-)

Regards
Cyrille

Ian Ace (iaculallad) said : #3

Try the Gkrellm utility, that might satisfy what you're looking for:

sudo apt-get install gkrellm

HTH.

Cyrille37 (cyrille37) said : #4

Thanks Ian,

I'll try it.

Regards,
Cyrille.

So why not implement it in gnome-system-monitor?