Top Commands to Diagnose Performance of Your Linux System

Jared W. Robinson jared.robinson at
Wed Jun 26 12:30:59 MDT 2013

I've used 'sar' in the past, and I like 'iotop'. 'ionice' is a cool tool as well.

I wish it were as easy to diagnose what consumes my IO on Windows. It seems like everything there runs as a thread in svchost, and so I get no transparency into which program is to blame -- backup, AV, etc.

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