Ever have your software raid go from ZX-81 fast mode to slow mode?
iostat -x 1 3 Throw in -d for just disk iostat -d -x 1 3
Watch parity writes with this: iostat -xmd 1 I should parse and graph that per device. Would give an easy way to spot the drive on the outs.
This is nice too (to see per process io):
pidstat -d (disk io) pidstat -r (memory)
I found that 1 disk was consistently slow in an 8 disk software raid 6.
Since it was software raid, I just kicked the drive out to prove the point!
Throughput doubled after kicking the troublemaker out!
This is good for gathering other info:
It logs so you can check up on things later on a per process basis.
when running interactive mode try this:
v (verbose process info)
c (running command process info)
p (process totals)
u (user totals)
n (network totals) - needs patches on old kernels
f (show / hide inactive procs)
g (generic output - default)
^F - forward 1 page, ^B - back a page, ^L redraw the screen.