If you’re a regular Linux user, you’ve probably used top before to see a process list. However you may not have used iotop, which is similar in some ways to top, but monitors disk read, write, swap and I/O for each running process.
RHEL, CentOS and Fedora Linux
Before starting, we need to update the Linux kernel to make sure it is the latest version:
yum update kernel
We now need to install the Python modules:
yum install python python-ctypes
Using yum package installer, we’ll install iotop by using the following command:
yum install iotop
To run iotop, simply run:
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