[CentOS] iotop :: OSError: Netlink error: Invalid argument (22)

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Fri Mar 9 09:49:45 EST 2012


On 03/09/2012 09:38 AM, Benjamin Hackl wrote:
> Dear Adrian,
> 
> On Fri, 9 Mar 2012 09:17:59 +0200
> Adrian Sevcenco <Adrian.Sevcenco at cern.ch> wrote:
> 
>> anyone have any idea about this problem and how can i debug/fix it?
> 
> Do you have python-ctypes installed?
> 
> Besides iotop does not work for kernels < 2.6.20. You need a patched
> kernel. The rpm package from http://guichaz.free.fr/iotop/ works also
> on non standard el5 kernels but shows no more information than iostat.

thats not true. the EL kernels have block dev accounting backported in,
use the iotop from EPEL, and use a recent'ish kernel for CentOS-5, and
you should be fine.



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