[CentOS] Top and Iostat

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Jan 12 18:43:46 UTC 2009

Matt wrote:
> Is there anyway to tell with top or iostat which process is hogging
> all the disk I/O?

iostat won't drill down to per process statistics

`top` or `ps` shows any processes in heavy iowait... 

or, maybe lsof could give you some clues (as it lists all open files)

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